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Tuesday, January 01, 2019 03:06 PM

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Bean Station Slaughterhouse Fined More Than $40K For Conditions

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) fined Southeastern Provision more than $40,000.00 after April's Immigations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid.

15 of TOSHA's citations were listed as "serious," according to state documents.

Some of those include noise monitoring violations, a lack of proper eye and face protection for employees, a lack of proper written hazard warnings, and a lack of training.

Southeastern Provision was raided by federal ICE agents, and the International Revenue Service (IRS).

The owner, James Brantley, pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion, wire fraud and employing undocumented immigrants.

Southeastern Provision has 30 days to pay the fine before interest is accrued.