Echo Lake Foods Inc. has been cited by OSHA with 27 safety violations carrying fines of $150,000. Multiple violations of OSHA's process safety management standards for facilities that use highly hazardous chemicals were found at the company's Burlington and Franksville frozen food production plants.
OSHA received complaints alleging hazards with the ammonia refrigeration systems at those facilities. A fire at the Burlington facility Jan. 30 resulted in the destruction of a portion of the plant's ammonia refrigeration system, causing significant property damage. No serious injuries were reported.