An Outagamie County, WI, cannery faces up to $143,000 in fines after an employee fell 17 feet into an empty sauerkraut vat, breaking several bones.
GLK Foods was cited for several safety violations in the wake of the Oct. 19 incident.
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, GLK employees were standing on an overhead cabbage conveyor, making adjustments to the machinery, when it unexpectedly started, throwing one worker into the vat below. The conveyor's electrical system should have been locked to prevent it from starting, OSHA said.
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