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July 04, 2020 | Wisconsin State Journal

OSHA Cites Furst-McNess for Serious Violations

Feed facility, Lodi, WI, cited for exposing workers to grain dust, equipment hazards

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Furst-McNess Corp., Lodi, WI, for allegedly exposing workers to potential grain dust explosions and other hazards at its feed mill facility, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.

OSHA said in a statement that it cited the company for one willful and two serious violations and it faces $148,431 in penalties.

An investigation found the Furst-McNess Corp. “failed to implement a housekeeping program to control and remove combustible dust accumulations that occur during storage of grain materials and manufacturing of animal feed,” OSHA said.

The company also was cited for allegedly failing to maintain grain-processing equipment.

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