FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities are citing a Fremont meat processor, saying its violations of safety procedures led to a worker's injury.
A news release Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the department is proposing a $45,500 fine against Fremont Beef Co. and says the company has 15 days to appeal.
OSHA says a safety inspection in February came after the worker was injured. OSHA says the citations cover one serious violation, one less serious and one repeated violation.
Les Leech is president of Fremont Beef Co. Leech says the company is asking OSHA for an informal meeting to discuss the citations against his company, which has 265 employees.
He says the employee lost the tip of a finger and soon was back at work.