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ADM Contests Fines from January Blast

Incident in Iowa killed one firefighter, severely injured another

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Archer Daniels Midland Company is contesting citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) following a fire and explosion that killed a Clinton firefighter in January, reports the Clinton Herald.

OSHA issued a citation and penalties totaling $55,894 against ADM for five serious violations, according to a penalty summary.

Item one of the citation includes the allegation that firefighters were not given adequate information to combat the fire.

ADM also did not have a clear structure for coordination with outside responders, did not provide for the collection of relevant information in order to develop foreseeable scenarios during an emergency to ensure that all parties were integrated into communication and decision making, and did not provide for the effective establishment of mutual command with outside agencies, the report says.

Read the full report here.

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