The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has charged Komatsu America Corporation with safety violations at its plant in Peoria and proposed an $82,000 fine in the death of an employee. Stanley Musgrave Junior of Norwood died Aug. 24, 2012, after he was injured two days earlier at the plant. The 53-year-old Musgrave was testing hydraulic equipment when his arm was severed. OSHA says its investigators found four safety violations. Among them was the failure of Komatsu to correct what the agency called "repeated catastrophic failures" of machine parts. OSHA says the company has 15 days to comply with the findings or contest them.
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