TALMAGE — Federal authorities have proposed to fine a southeast Nebraska co-op that operates a grain elevator where a worker was killed.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a press release that the penalties proposed against Farmers Cooperative Co. total $22,800.
On Jan. 29, a 69-year-old co-op worker died after a semitrailer truck backed into him at the elevator in Talmage. Authorities said he was standing in a street to direct a truck into the elevator when a second truck backed into him.
The worker, Roger Teten of Talmage, died later at a hospital.
OSHA said more safety violations were found at the elevator after an inspection. The co-op’s attorney, Jim Luers, said Tuesday the co-op will contest the penalties and the citations.