A chicken processing plant in Gainesville, Georgia, failed to take any of the safety steps necessary to prevent a nitrogen leak that killed six workers and injured at least a dozen others, the Department of Labor said Friday in proposing nearly $1 million in penalties.Deaths of 6 poultry plant workers “entirely avoidable,” Labor Secretary says
How does this happen? It’s easy to think that because there are some safety standards in place that workers are relatively safe, but what happened in Gainesville, Georgia in early 2021 when six workers in a chicken processing plant, “died of asphyxiation after entering a freezer room where an equipment malfunction caused the release of colorless, odorless liquid nitrogen into the air,” points to a deadly gap in the 30 year old OSHA standards for hazardous chemicals.
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