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Milk Specialties Co. fined for plant explosion

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 10:20 pm    

The Fond du Lac Milk Specalties Co. plant has been fined $72,000 by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for a dust explosion.

Last summer, a fire and explosion occurred in a machine at the plant. Heavy smoke filled the five-story facility, causing all 50 employees to evacuate. An OSHA inspection found three safety violations, including a willful violation for dust combustible hazards.

Milk Specialties officials claim an explosion never occurred last summer. They say that a small piece of milk product began to smoulder and create smoke. The company has 15 days to accept or contest OSHA’s citations.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an explosion, contact the explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

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