United Ethanol Cited in Rock County Worker Bin Death

MILTON, Wis. (AP) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited United Ethanol for health and safety violations after a worker died in a grain bin in Milton.

An OSHA report says United Ethanol knowingly exposed an employee to a hazard that led to his death when a flow of corn buried him inside the bin in April.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the agency cited United Ethanol for 15 health and safety violations.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jerad Guell of Janesville died after he entered the grain bin to unclog a floor chute and the corn began flowing. The grain bin held 140,000 bushels of corn.

OSHA proposes fining United Ethanol $140,000.

A telephone message left at United Ethanol's corporate office in Beaver Dam was not immediately returned Wednesday.
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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj


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