NORWALK, Wis. (AP) -- A beef-processing plant in western Wisconsin has been cited with 11 safety violations after a maintenance worker died by electrocution in December.
The citations against VPP Group LLC carry proposed penalties of $186,000.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the worker was electrocuted at the company's Norwalk plant.
OSHA says workers had been sent to fix a leaking water pipe near equipment that hadn't been properly weatherproofed. The safety agency says the setup allowed moisture to accumulate in electrical boxes and fixtures.
A worker who answered the phone at VPP declined to comment.
VPP has 15 business days to comply with the fines, contest the citations or request a conference with the agency.
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