The nationâ€™s largest kosher meat plant faces $101,000 in fines. The penalties against Agriprocessors of Postville, Iowa, were announced Friday by the Iowa Division of Labor Services. According to media reports, the citations and penalties are for 31 new and repeat violations of workplace safety standards. The citations were issued during a July 8 safety inspection. They included failures to provide safety railings on raised work platforms, failure to properly store compressed gas cylinders, improper use of temporary wiring and failure to properly guard moving equipment. Agriprocessors will have fifteen days to respond to the citations and proposed fines.
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