The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a news release that the penalties proposed against Farmers Cooperative Co. total $22,800.
On Jan. 29 a 69-year-old co-op worker died after a semitrailer truck backed into him at the elevator in Talmage. Authorities say he was standing in a street to direct a truck into the elevator when a second truck backed into him.
The worker, Roger Teten, of Talmage, died later at a hospital.
OSHA says more safety violations were found at the elevator after an inspection.
The co-op’s attorney, Jim Luers, said Tuesday the co-op will contest the penalties and the citations.