The Fond du Lac Milk Specialties Co. plant has been fined for three safety violations stemming from a dust explosion that occurred last summer.
The fire and explosion started in a machine, which sent heavy smoke throughout the five-story building. OSHA has fined the company for a willful violation for dust combustible hazards and Milk Specialties Co. has been ordered to pay $72,000.
Milk Specialties Co., which converts liquid whey products into dry whey powder, denies an explosion ever occurred. Instead, it claims that a small piece of milk product began to smoulder and produce smoke. The company has 15 days to consent or appeal the citations.
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