Frozen Foods Manufacturer Cited Following Worker's Amputation Injury

The company faces more than $500,000 in penalties.

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ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. – A Robbinsville frozen food manufacturer with an extensive history of violating federal safety and health standards was cited again by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker suffered an amputation in August 2023.

The agency determined the company exposed workers to lockout/tagout hazards – where energy may be inadvertently released – and cited it for four willful, one repeat and three serious violations, amounting to a $551,719 penalty.

“This company continues to leave its workers vulnerable to hazardous conditions that threaten their safety,” said OSHA Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick in Marlton, New Jersey. “These hazards must be addressed immediately to prevent another incident.” 

Including this inspection, OSHA has inspected CJ TMI Manufacturing America LLC six times in the past five years and placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program after an inspection produced a significant case in 2021.

CJ TMI Manufacturing America LLC manufactures frozen dumplings, wontons and noodles for the Twin Marquis and Chef One brands.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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