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Southern Classic Food Group LLC is facing $164,997 in fines for amputation and other hazards after two employees were hospitalized in separate incidents, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Southern Classic Food Group is a Brundidge, Alabama, food processor.

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On August 2, 2018, an employee suffered burns while using hot water under pressure. Six days later, another employee suffered an amputation to the tip of the finger.

The company is facing 8 serious citations and two repeat offenses.

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OSHA cited the company for exposing employees to amputation hazards; failing to implement lockout/tagout procedures to control hazardous energy and train employees on these procedures; failing to ensure employees isolated energy sources before conducting line-breaking work; not providing personal protective equipment; and failing to implement a bloodborne pathogen program.

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