One of the duties of investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to conduct an investigation after a workplace fatality. OSHA generally has up to six months to determine whether citations need to be issued and fines need to be assessed against the company where the worker died. One such investigation was recently completed at Colorado-based meatpacking company, JBS USA, after a worker was fatally injured at work.
Reports indicate that, on June 10, 2014, a 54-year-old maintenance technician was working near a conveyor belt that was not properly guarded. Somehow, the technician's hair became entangled in the belt, which caused him to be dragged into the machinery. He ultimately died as a result of the injuries he suffered.