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May 12, 2011


Latherow Law Office

Industrial settings have a duty to provide safe working environments for their employees, and OSHA has a right to investigate these facilities. Since this post, the grain company reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that resolved the 25 citations levied against it. Hopefully this experience will compel owners of grain silos to enact safety procedures to prevent deaths like these. Purdue University researched grain silo accidents and found 51 similar accidents in 2010, a record high. Workers died in 26 of those accidents.

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