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Grain bin operator closes, pays fines after deaths

There are 1 comment on the Northwest Herald story from Dec 7, 2011, titled Grain bin operator closes, pays fines after deaths. In it, Northwest Herald reports that:

MOUNT CARROLL – A northwestern Illinois company has gone out of business and paid nearly $270,000 in federal fines after two teenage workers suffocated in a July 2010 grain bin accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday.

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Downers Grove, IL

#1 Dec 7, 2011
This horrible tragedy was totally avoidable. The 3 boys had no experience working in farming, no training on grain bin hazards and no safety equipment(workers with harness and lanyard). Proper safety procedures of having an observer ready to effect a rescue if needed was not performed. One of the boys was a minor who should not have been permitted to do dangerous work of any type. The owners and operators of that grain bin should be indicted and convicted of negligent homicide.

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