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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Grain Bin Disaster in Ohio Could Have Been Prevented

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gavilon Grain LLC in Morral, Ohio following the September 2010 death of a 20-year-old worker who was caught in a discharge auger while cleaning out a grain bin.

"This tragic death could have been prevented had the grain bin owner and operators followed occupational safety standards and learned from the tragedies that have occurred at other grain bins," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels. "Grain elevator owners and operators must implement well-known safety practices to prevent workers from being hurt or killed in a grain bin."

Grain bins and other confined spaces present dangerous scenarios for many workers who are responsible for cleaning and maintenance. For more information about specialty safety tags, labels and signs that communicate warning messages, look here.

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