International Nutrition in Omaha has been fined $120-thousand dollars in safety violations after a collapse that killed two people last January. Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials say the collapse was caused by nine overloaded storage bins of limestone on the roof. That weight caused three floors to collapse inward.
OSHA spokesman Scott Allen says they issued 16 citations for violations that include combustible dust hazards, respiratory protection, failure to train workers on confined space requirements as well as one willful safety violation. They also fined International Nutrition $120,000.
Two workers, David Ball and Keith Everett were killed and a number of others injured.