Schwan’s Fined For Worker Injuries

A federal agency has fined a food preparation company more than $170,000 because of worker injuries that included two amputations at its Salina facility.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday in a release it has fined Schwan’s Global Supply Chain $172,000 for violations found after accidents last year at its Salina processing facility.

OSHA says a worker had her right hand amputated after her glove became caught in a conveyor assembly, and another worker lost a finger after coming into contact with a conveyor. A third person was burned in a separate incident.

Schwan’s said in an emailed statement that the company is committed to ensuring the safety of its employees and contractors and that it’s using the information from OSHA to improve processes.