PARKER CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana regulators have fined a sanitation company $3,600 in the death of 17-year-old Ohio boy who fell beneath a garbage truck.
The Palladium-Item reports (http://pinews.co/u5BJYI ) the state Department of Labor fined Tiller Sanitation $1,500 for not reporting employee Stephen Tiller's death to the nearest federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration office.
The Greenville, Ohio, teen and a 19-year-old man were riding on the truck's front end Sept. 5 near Parker City when it hit a rough spot on a road and both were knocked off, crushing Tiller to death beneath the truck.
The company was fined another $2,100 for not training workers in according with the truck's operating manual which states that workers should not ride outside the cab on a ledge at the front of the truck.
Information from: Palladium-Item, http://www.pal-item.com