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A concrete products company that failed to take a number of appropriate safety measures when one of its workers became trapped in a sand bin will pay $70,000 in fines to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, following a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. sand1

Court records in Dukane Precast Inc. v. Perez detail a troubling scenario in which not only was the well-being of the trapped worker jeopardized, but so too was the safety of several workers who climbed into the bin to try to dig him out.

Although the worker survived, he sustained severe injuries below the waist due to the pressure of the sand on his body for more than five hours.

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