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Proposed Penalties Against Grain-Handling Company Total $374K

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 301 | 0 | 0 min read

The federal work safety agency announced that it has cited a Nebraska grain-handling company for failing to protect workers from getting trapped in a bin.  On May 4, inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to reports of a worker partially entrapped in a grain bin at Farmers Cooperative in Dorchester.  The worker had entered the bin to clear clumps of soybeans while the auger was running, investigators said. As the clumped beans cleared, the grain shifted, knocking the worker off his feet and dragging him downward until he was engulfed up to his c...

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