OSHA Cites International Nutrition
Omaha, NE~~OSHA says the overloading of nine storage bins caused the January 20th structural collapse at International Nutrition in Omaha which killed two workers and injured nine others.
OSHA has cited the company with one willful, one repeat and 11 additional safety violations for failing to protect workers from hazards associated with structural collapse.
The investigation determined a structural failure of the east side truss, after bins that it supported were loaded with an excess of limestone. The extra weight caused the bins to collapse three floors into the center of the facility in about 30 seconds.
OSHA has proposed penalties of $120,560 and placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program after its investigation into the collapse.