Minn. meatpacking plant settles OSHA citations

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Quality Pork Processors, Inc., in Austin, Minn., has reached a settlement with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Austin Daily Herald reports OSHA cited the meatpacking plant for serious safety violations in April after a routine inspection and proposed nearly $12,000 in fines.

"We often reduce penalties if they agree to fix it and beef up their training programs for employees," Minnesota OSHA spokesman James Honerman told KTTC-TV.

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OSHA's report shows the penalty was reduced by nearly half.

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