Worker Death Leads to Large OSHA Fine

November 30, 2009 - OSHA Violations, Workplace Accidents

grain elevator.jpgThe death of a teenage worker in Colorado has led to a massive $1.6M OSHA fine against Tempel Grain Elevators in Wiley, Colorado. The worker death occurred after 17 year old Cody Rigsby fell into a grain elevator, and was engulfed by grain, ultimately suffocating to death. OSHA ultimately fined Tempel Grain for a host of violations, including employing child labor, unguarded conveyors, fall hazards, and improper electrical wiring.

Jonah Flynn is an Atlanta Workers’ Compensation attorney and an attorney representing injured workers in third-party tort lawsuits across the country. Willfull OSHA violations, such as those which occurred at Temple Grain, often lead to worker injury and death.

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