A local cattle feed store is facing a dozen and a half federal charges from the Department of Labor for alleged safety violations under the Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The department of Labor’s Dianna Petterson tells Navasota News, Navasota’s Thomas Moore Feed was formerly charged last Thursday, and has 15 business days from then to comply, have an informal conference or contest the citations before a federal judge.
Thomas Moore Feed’s Matt Moore responds by saying the business’ primary concern is the safety of it’s 75 employees and has hired on an independent safety consulting firm to review and address OSHA’s claims.
The citations and almost $60,000 in fines assessed by OSHA, Moore continues, are not set in stone and the company fully intends to investigate and rectify any safety issues, and plans on requesting a conference with OSHA reps.
Thomas Moore Feed remains open for business as this process continues. Stay tuned to Navasota News for updates to this ongoing story as they occur.