State labor law investigators have slapped a nearly million dollar fine on the owners of a hemp processing operation in southern Oregon. The $825,000 fine is for housing and employing two dozen workers in what is described as a “death-trap” on a farm in the community of Murphy in Josephine County.
Oregon OSHA said the operation allowed an estimated 25 people to work, live, cook and sleep in a condemned building with obvious structural defects that could have collapsed and severely injured or killed them.
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