Two workers were killed in an incident in January that occurred at a livestock and feed manufacturer’s plant in Omaha, Neb. Federal investigators have determined that overloaded storage bins on the roof of the plant caused the building collapse that killed the two men. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its findings on July 21 and cited International Nutrition for 16 violations of safety and health rules.
OSHA is proposing $120,560 in penalties and wants to impose strict oversight on the company because of the violations. OSHA says nine storage bins on the plant’s roof were overloaded, and that the additional weight caused three floors to collapse inward in about 30 seconds. The collapse killed 47-year-old David Ball and 53-year-old Keith Everett and injured several others.
Source: Insurance Journal
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