OSHA check reported at Turner egg farm

Posted April 14, 2009, at 9:54 a.m.

TURNER, Maine — The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating working conditions at egg farms operated by Maine Contract Farming and Quality Egg of New England, according to the Sun Journal newspaper of Lewiston.

The newspaper reports that William Coffin, OSHA’s regional director in Augusta, said a pair of federal agents visited the farm Monday on a referral from the state.

Coffin said concerns over the levels of ammonia in the air prompted the OSHA visit.

Bob Leclerc, the safety compliance officer and spokesman at the farm, confirmed the OSHA visit but said the federal investigators did not find any health or safety issues.

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