Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Tyson Foods Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Tyson Foods
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
June 12, 2009
Primary Offense: 
workplace safety or health violation
Violation Description: 

Tyson Foods Inc. was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Arkansas to pay the maximum fine for willfully violating worker safety regulations that led to a worker's death in its River Valley Animal Foods plant in Texarkana, Arkansas. The court ordered Tyson Food to pay the $500,000, the maximum criminal fine as well as serve one year probation.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
poultry processing and meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
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