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OSHA Hits Bacardi With 12 Safety Violations, $192,000 Fine Following Temp Worker’s Death [View all]

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Source: We Party Patriots

By Chaz Bolte

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the Bacardi Bottling Corp. with 12 alleged safety violations following the death of a 21-year old temporary worker who was killed on his first day on the job. Proposed penalties for the willful and serious violations total $192,000.

The victim, Lawrence Daquan Davis, was placed at the Bacardi facility by Remedy Intelligent Staffing. The incident happened while Davis was cleaning machinery. According to WJXT Jacksonville,

Davis was cleaning glass from under the hoist of a palletizing machine when an employee restarted the palletizer. Officials said Bacardi Bottling had failed to train temporary employees on utilizing locks and tags to prevent the accidental startup of machines and to ensure its own employees utilized procedures to lock or tag out machines.

OSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels said of the incident,

“A worker’s first day at work shouldn’t be his last day on earth. Employers are responsible for ensuring the safe conditions of all their employees, including those who are temporary.”

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About the Author: Chaz Bolte

Chaz Bolte is a native of Pittsburgh, PA where he attended Slippery Rock University. He currently contributes to WePartyPatriots, Addicting Info, Secret Party Room, and Football Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @ChazBolte

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