OSHA cites Oak Creek food manufacturer after worker injured

Freeman Staff

July 28, 2015

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 Review Commission.