April 24, 2014 | Star Tribune

CHS Fined $211,000 for Grain Dust Hazards

Includes failing to test the air quality in work spaces for potentially explosive grain dust, hazardous gases or lack of oxygen

CHS Fined $211,000 for Grain Dust Hazards

 A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure workers weren't exposed to grain dust hazards in Montana.

CHS Inc. was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 19 workplace safety violations at grain elevators in Cut Bank, Glendive, Denton and Valier.

Three were repeat violations, including failing to test the air quality in work spaces for potentially explosive grain dust, hazardous gases or lack of oxygen, regulators said.To read more click here.

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