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Washington Dairy Hit With $1.85 Million Safety-Violation Fine

Sept. 24, 2019, 9:55 PM

A Washington state dairy with a history of worker amputation and crushing injuries faces a fine of $1.85 million for alleged safety violations, the second-largest ever issued by the state regulators.

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries cited Andersen Dairy Inc. and affiliate Green Willow Trucking for 22 serious and willful violations, 16 of them rising to the level of “egregious,” a Sept. 24 press release said.

The citations issued Aug. 23 center on allegations that Andersen required or allowed “workers to put their limbs or bodies inside machines while they are still operating,” the state agency said in...

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