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NE Ohio Manufacturer Sentenced For Misleading Parent Firm About OSHA Probe

A federal judge has fined a northeast Ohio company 250 thousand dollars and has placed it on two years' probation for covering up previous safety concerns during an investigation of an accident that killed one worker and seriously injured another in 2012. 

Twenty-one-year-old John Tomlin Junior was killed when racks of hot aluminum products weighing more than 4 thousand pounds tipped over and crushed him at the Extrudex Aluminum plant. The plant's manager and safety coordinator pleaded guilty last  month to charges of attempting to hinder an investigation of the accident. They're scheduled to be sentenced in October.

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