OAK CREEK — The U.S. Department
of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued
citations to Joseph Campione Inc. in Oak Creek alleging that the
company has not done enough to protect employees.
According to a release from
OSHA, a 30-year-old temporary employee required extensive surgery
after suffering burns and lacerations of tendons and ligaments in
her right hand after she used a cutting and sealing machine at the
frozen bread manufacturer.
A Joseph Campione representative
did not return a call before deadline Tuesday.
OSHA inspectors allegedly found
that Joseph Campione Inc. ignored safety requirements to protect
workers from moving machine parts. The agency issued one willful and
four serious safety violations to the company on July 22, citing the
company for failing to protect workers from machinery hazards. OSHA
has proposed fines of $85,800.
The company has 15 business days
from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an
informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the
findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health