Auditors clear Columbia Farms of any irregularities
Firm has complied with injury-reporting practices.
An audit of House of Raeford subsidiary Columbia Farms' injury-reporting practices has revealed that the firm possessed proper documentation and there were no irregularities, the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission said, according to thestate.com.
The firm has complied with regulations governing the filing of initial injury reports for workers at the company's plants in Greenville and West Columbia, S.C., Jennifer Neese, the commission's ombudsman, was quoted as saying. "They also met the filing requirements in terms of reporting the minor medical-only claims and in terms of filing the first reports of injury with their (insurance) carrier and their carrier providing the proper documents to the Workers’ Compensation Commission," Neese said.
The company's practices were reviewed by the commission after federal agents started investigating whether House of Raeford knowingly hired illegal immigrants at its Greenville plant.