Columbia Grain cited after grain bin death

Columbia Grain cited after grain bin death

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Company faces $190,000 in proposed penalties

The Portland, Oregon-based company faces $190,000 in proposed penalties related to the death of a worker who died while cleaning a grain bin in July 2019. Kevin John Anderson, 58, was cleaning a bin when he became buried under 15 feet of corn and died. At the time, the local sheriff’s office said rescuers spent two hours trying to find Anderson and remove him from the bin. He was unresponsive when he was located and pronounced dead at the scene.