Great Southern Peanut LLC is facing $309,505 in fines for safety and health violations after conducting a follow-up inspection as part of a formal settlement with the agency, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The Leesburg, Georgia-based peanut processing facility faces 13 repeat violations and one serious violation.
OSHA cited the company for failing to develop and implement procedures for confined space entry; train employees on confined space hazards; reduce compressed air to the required level; and meet recordkeeping requirements.
The company was placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
“This employer failed to adhere to the terms of a formal agreement to correct workplace hazards identified in a previous inspection, continuing to put employees at risk of serious injury,” said OSHA Savannah