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January 17, 2020 | Toledo Blade

The Andersons Fined $292K in Fatal Accident

OSHA: Safety violations led to deaths last July of two men

The Andersons Inc. has been fined nearly $292,000 by a federal agency that said company safety violations led to the deaths last July of two men who became engulfed inside a grain storage tank owned by the local agribusiness, reports the Toledo Blade.

OSHA cited The Andersons Inc., which is headquartered in Monclova Township, OH, for grain handling, and walking and working surfaces violations in the July 19 accident.

OSHA proposed a fine of $291,716 and cited The Andersons for two willful and two serious violations for failing to develop an emergency action plan that included procedures for grain rescue and coordination with local rescue services, and not powering down nor disconnecting grain equipment before employees entered the bin.

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