- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon workplace safety agency has imposed a fine of more than $28,000 on a Portland bakery where a worker’s hand was crushed in a dough chunker machine.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division said Wednesday that it cited Portland Specialty Baking for willful safety violations.

The agency says the injured worker placed a piece of dough over a sensor, lifted a machine guard and reached into the running machine when dough became jammed.

The state agency says the bakery had a history of similar injuries. OSHA cited the business for not providing adequate training to workers, many of them not native English speakers.

The company has 30 days to appeal the citation. A phone message seeking comment and left with the bakery after business hours was not immediately returned.



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