The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $174,351 in penalties against a Wisconsin malting plant after inspectors reportedly found unsafe working conditions.
Briess Industries of Chilton, operating as Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., exposed workers to machinery, respirators, confined spaces and other hazards, OSHA said.
Inspectors identified two repeat and 14 serious safety and health violations after an August visit to the company, which supplies malt grains to craft breweries, home brewers and other liquor and food production operations, according to OSHA.
One of the allegations is that the company exposed workers to amputation and other injuries by failing to properly implement and test hazardous energy control procedures prior to service and maintenance.
The company faced similar allegations in 2019.
OSHA also said the company failed to train workers on confined space hazards and failed to offer adequate protection against roof fall hazards.