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OSHA cites Kraft Heinz after employee injured at Mason facility

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 16:54:51-04

MASON, Ohio -- Kraft Heinz Food Company is facing a fine of more than $100,000 after an employee lost part of a finger at the company's Mason facility.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Kraft Heinz for machine safety violations, officials announced Friday. OSHA has proposed penalties of $109,939 for the company. 

An employee suffered a partial finger amputation while clearing a machine jam, according to the Department of Labor. 

OSHA inspectors found the company failed to implement energy control procedures to prevent equipment from accidentally starting, to install adequate machine guards and to train employees on the use of energy control procedures.

A Kraft Heinz spokesperson didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

The company has 15 days to comply, request a conference with OSHA or contest the findings.