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OSHA appeal made in the case of a construction worker's death


MINNEAPOLIS - A company facing big fines in connection with the death of a construction worker in Dunn County is contesting those fines.

OSHA received a letter of appeal today from Highway Technologies Incorporated. The Minneapolis company is disputing all penalties and citations.

OSHA recently issued ten citations and recommended a nearly $500,000 fine against the company. One of its employees, Joseph Janisch, was electrocuted last fall when working along Interstate 94 near Knapp.

Equipment being used to pull guard-rail posts out of the ground came in contact with overhead power lines.

OSHA and the company will now go into mandatory mediation to try to reach a settlement before going to trial.

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