OSHA Proposes $51K Fine Against Seaboard Foods

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing a $51,000 fine against Seaboard Foods LLC for allegedly exposing workers at a plant in Guymon to anhydrous ammonia.

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing a $51,000 fine against Seaboard Foods LLC for allegedly exposing workers at a plant in Guymon to anhydrous ammonia.

OSHA said in a news release Wednesday that the proposed fine is the result of an inspection that began in October at Seaboard's plant in Guymon.

An official with Kansas-based Seaboard did not immediately return a phone call for comment.

Anhydrous ammonia is used in refrigeration and can damage the lungs, skin and eyes.

Seaboard has 15 business days after receiving the citations to either comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or fight the citations and recommended fine.

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