El Milagro Factory Faces $218K in Fines After Repeatedly Exposing Workers to Amputation Dangers

June 21, 2021
The tortilla manufacturer is facing fines after federal inspectors found the San Marcos facility repeatedly exposed workers to amputation dangers.

El Milagro of Texas is facing $218K in fines after federal inspectors cited the San Marcos tortilla manufacturer for seven repeat, serious violations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, previous inspections gave the family-owned tortilla factory opportunities to resolve its safety issues. However, inspectors found the south-Austin, Texas facility continued to expose its employees to risks of amputation and other serious injuries.

Workers complained of amputation hazards, leading to OSHA to re-investigate conditions at the El Milagro of Texas Inc. facility. Inspectors determined the facility failed to follow hazardous energy control procedures, preventing sudden machine start-up or movement during maintenance and servicing.

El Milagro was cited for three repeat violations related to energy control and four serious violations for failing to follow lockout/tagout procedures.

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