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Teen Tragically Dies at Chicken Plant: Mississippi Facility Cited After Chick-fil-A Supplier Horror

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A 16-year-old sanitation worker died at a Mississippi slaughterhouse after being pulled into a machine.

The company, Mar-Jac Poultry, was found responsible for disregarding safety standards.

The incident marked the second death in two years due to safety violations.

The investigation revealed that lockout/tagout procedures were not used, resulting in the fatal incident.

“Mar-Jac Poultry is aware of how dangerous the machinery they use can be when safety standards are not in place to prevent serious injury and death,” OSHA Regional Administrator Kurt Petermeyer said. “The company’s inaction has directly led to this terrible tragedy, which has left so many to mourn this child’s preventable death.”

“Following the fatal incident in May 2021, Mar-Jac Poultry should have enforced strict safety standards in its facility,” Petermeyer said.

“Only about two years later, nothing has changed, and the company continues to treat employee safety as an afterthought, putting its workers at risk. No worker should be placed in a preventable, dangerous situation, let alone a child.”

Mar-Jac Poultry was cited for 14 serious violations and over $200,000 in penalties.

This was not the first time the company was cited for safety violations.

The company has 15 days to comply, request a conference, or contest the findings.

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