East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2015 -- Picking Perfection newsletter, sponsored by Pcdata USA, reported 797 Hispanic or Latino workers suffered fatal work-related injuries in 2013, which equates to nearly two each day. In Nebraska, three Latino workers lost their lives this year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). OSHA violations confined spaces safety regulations led to the death of a worker at Michael Foods Inc. The 23-year-old Latino worker was found unresponsive in a tanker truck at the company's Big Red Farms facility. He was conducting a sampling of the tank, which contained egg products and nitrogen. OSHA has cited the company, known for producing such products as Papetti's, Crystal Farms, AllWhites, and Simply Potatoes, for five serious safety violations, including exposing employees to nitrogen hazards. "Confined spaces put workers at risk for serious injury and illness from hazards, such as poor atmospheric quality," said Bonita Winingham, OSHA's area director in Omaha. "This tragedy could have been prevented had the employer implemented basic safety precautions associated with confined spaces and nitrogen exposure."
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