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OSHA fines milk plant for explosion

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Fond du Lac’s Milk Specialties Co. plant has been fined $72,000 by the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration after a dust explosion occurred last August.

Heavy smoke filled the five-story facility after a fire and explosion occurred in a machine. Firefighters put out a small fire in a machine and duct work on the second floor. OSHA found three safety violations, including a willful violation for dust combustible hazards.

However, Milk Specialties denies an explosion ever occurred. It claims a small piece of milk product began to smoulder and produced the smoke, not a fire or explosion. The company, which converts liquid whey products into dried whey powder, has 15 days to either consent or appeal the citations.

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