• Mar-Jac’s Poultry in Gainesville is coming under federal scrutiny after allegedly not-cooperating with OSHA staff after a nearly-fatal electrical accident. According to the warrant request filed by OSHA, Mac-Jar refused to allow OSHA investigators anywhere beyond the area where the accident occurred. This, combined with past safety violations, has prompted OSHA to file for a warrant to inspect the Gainesville plant for common poultry processing hazards. According to OSHA, poultry workers nationwide face a number of workplace hazards, including exposure to dangerous equipment, infectious pathogens, and hazardous chemicals, and according to the warrant request, OSHA was able to to see a number of these violations from their brief visit, even without being allowed to enter other parts of the facility.

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