Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

2:07 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Springfield Meat Company Fined For Safety Violations

A Bright Oaks Meat employee experienced serious injury when her hand was pulled into this meat tenderizing machine.
Credit Flash Alert News Wire

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (or OSHA) fined Bright Oaks Meat, Incorporated for violations after an employee's hand was pulled into the blades of a tenderizing machine.  

A female employee had to get 60 stitches on her right hand after the August incident. The meat tenderizer she was using had no safety guard. Darla Harris is co-owner of Bright Oaks Meat. She says the guard on this particular machine was made of plastic and constantly broke.

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