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Illinois-based chicken processing facility cited after worker’s finger partly severed

A chicken processing facility in Park Ridge may be ordered to pay $52,500 after a worker lost a portion of his right middle finger while attempting to clear a paper jam in workplace equipment.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that Koch Foods Inc. committed five counts of “workplace safety violations” in an April incident where a portion of a staff member’s finger was severed. The worker, whose name was withheld, was attempting to remove jammed papers from a machine when part of his right middle finger was severed. The company was cited for failure to provide adequate safe guards in machinery; OSHA representatives revealed that the company had received a citation for this same offense in March of 2014.

The lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., in Danville understand that many workers struggle to provide the basic needs of their families after suffering workplace injuries. Fortunately, these victims of employer negligence may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. To learn more about your legal options, call (217) 443-4343 today.