The Fond du Lac plant of Milk Specialties Co. has been fined $72,000 by OSHA following an investigation into a dust fire and explosion that occurred last August.
Dust in a machine caused the explosion, which sent heavy smoke throughout the five-story facility. No one was injured in the explosion. OSHA cited Milk Specialties Co., a company that makes liquid whey products into dried whey protein concentrate powder, for a willful violation for combustible dust hazards and two other safety violations.
OSHA has previously found safety hazards at Milk Specialties Co. facilities, which totaled 52 violations. The company denies an explosion occurred, but rather a milk product began to smoulder, producing smoke.
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