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Limited By Policy Rider, OSHA Will Not Investigate Death at Small Farm

July 23, 2018
The Omaha area OSHA office is no longer investigating a May grain elevator explosion that led to the death of an employee after determining that the farm is not subject to OSHA enforcement under a longstanding 1970s-era congressional policy rider that limits the agency's jurisdiction over farms with 10 or fewer employees. "The Omaha area office stayed involved in the case until the employer provided sufficient proof that OSHA did not have jurisdiction," Department of Labor spokesman Scott Allen told...

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