Federal investigation finds worker died after Georgia grain silo operator violated safety standards

COLQUITT, Ga. (AP) — Federal officials say the death of a worker who suffocated in a Georgia grain silo could have been prevented had their employer not violated safety regulations. That finding results from a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation into the April death of a 59-year-old worker in Colquitt, Georgia. The worker suffocated while attempting to unclog a grain bin at a silo operated by Cedar Head LLC. The OSHA probe uncovered nine workplace violations. The agency says Cedar Head faces more than $41,000 in fines.

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