The Mine Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday investigators found issues at Ulrich Gravel’s mine in July that hadn’t been corrected since a March death.
Regulators say a 44-year-old worker died after the truck he was driving fell into a pond at the mine in Valley County.
Ulrich’s attorney Josh Schultz says the company believes the citations are inaccurate. He says Ulrich Gravel has a strong safety record after more than 35 years in business.
Inspectors say the mine failed to erect berms or guardrails on roads next to water and failed to repair a cracked windshield on a front-end loader that could impair visibility.