Fargo seed company fined $225,000 for worker injury
FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Fargo seed company will pay a $225,000 fine and change its safety and training practices after a worker was severely injured last August.
Red River Commodities signed an agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Labor following an investigation.
The worker suffered multiple lacerations and a partial amputation of a leg when he got caught in a grain bin auger.
Federal inspectors found that the company had not properly trained employees to recognize hazards and take necessary precautions.
Red River Commodities is owned by a company in the Netherlands.