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Death of two grainhandlers highlight Gavilon’s safety and health violations in 13 states

From ‘Owner of Wichita grain elevator where two men died has history of safety violations’ in the Wichita Eagle:

The company that owns a south Wichita grain elevator where two people died Tuesday has faced 24 cases of safety and health violations by federal regulators over the past seven years, including one incident in Ohio […]

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Husband, father of two is one of two Kansas men who died in Gavilon grain elevator

Our profound condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of the two workers who were killed on the job yesterday.

Excerpts from the Wichita Eagle:

Marcus Tice was one of two men who were killed in a grain elevator at a Gavilon Grain facility in Wichita, a family member has confirmed.

The two men were […]

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Appeals court clears Viterra in 2011 death of grain-terminal worker

From CBC/Radio-Canada:

Saskatchewan’s highest court has dismissed an appeal against a Regina-based agribusiness accused of negligence in the death of a worker in 2011.

Federal Crown prosecutors had charged Viterra — which has since been purchased by Glencore — with six violations of the Canada Labour Code.

On Sept. 8, 2011, a man working at […]

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