Steel Dynamics fined over worker’s death

A division of a Fort Wayne-based company will pay almost $22,000 over the death of a worker at a Columbia City plant earlier this year.

55-year-old Kevin Seiber was crushed by machinery in March. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Steel Dynamics for a number of violations related to what happened.

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Specifically, IOSHA found the plant exposed workers to hazards by not guarding machinery correctly and not “de-energizing” certain equipment. The company has reportedly addressed the issues cited by inspectors.