OSHA fines Alcorn Co. company after worker's double amputation

By Press release

VERONA, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Triple P Farms Inc. for four safety violations.

OSHA opened an inspection in February after an incident in which a worker had both legs amputated when his foot got caught in a baling machine as he attempted to clear cardboard that had jammed in the machine at MTD Products in Verona.

“These amputations could have been prevented if the company had been following proper safety procedures,” said Clyde Payne, OSHA’s area director in Jackson. “A lockout/tagout program should have been in place for equipment like the baling machine, in order to protect workers from serious injury or death.”

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