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PPE Violation Results in $26,000 Fine

A worker cleaned a deep fryer next to another fryer that contained hot oil. He dropped a cleaning cloth and quickly reached out to catch it. When he did so, his arm came into contact with the hot oil in the next fryer and was burned. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the worker was protected by PPE and was fined $26,000 [Genfry Enterprises Inc., Govt. News Release, Aug. 1, 2013].