- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The state has fined a western Michigan Hillshire Brands meat processing plant $12,600 after a worker died in an accident.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/1s6JQiM ) the company was fined $6,300 each for two violations classified as serious by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ricardo Ramos-Burmudez died in May when he apparently become entangled in a conveyor belt in the plant in Ottawa County’s Olive Township, about 8 miles north of Zeeland.

Ottawa County authorities have said the 49-year-old died of accidental asphyxiation.

Federal data also show the plant was fined $4,500 after a referral inspection in July found one serious violation. The details of the three violations weren’t immediately available.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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