Early August, we covered the story about how Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company and BWC Industrial Services were contesting over $63K in combined fines that had been issued by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The penalties were imposed on the two companies following a probe into a feed storage facility fire and explosion at an grain silo in Iowa.
OSHA’s inspection of the ADM facility in Clinton, Iowa followed a feed bin fire and an explosion in January that killed one responding firefighter and injured another.
Iowa OSHA issued ADM five citations, including one that said firefighters were not given adequate information to tackle the fire.
The agency says BWC was cited because its employees assigned special tasks at the facility, such as bin entry and the handling of flammable or toxic substances, were not trained to safely perform the tasks.