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Granite City Steel has been fined after an investigation into the death of a worker. 42 year old Timothy Dagon died on March 5 after an accident in the rail yard of the plant. The mill was fined more than $12,000 in connection with the death, finding that the mill created hazardous working conditions.
According to a report on BND.com, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the fine in late August. The report indicated Dagon was injured after he fell off a moving rail car that he and another employee were moving across the yard. Dagon later died of his injuries at an area hospital. The report also indicated the man had methamphetamine in his system, but not enough for him to be considered intoxicated. The story says the owner of the plant, U.S. Steel, has not commented on the federal action, and the family of Dagon is also seeking additional information on the accident while considering legal action.