COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WANE): Steel Dynamics Inc. was ordered to pay $21,875 in penalties after a worker was killed earlier this year.

As WANE reported in March 2019, Kevin Sieber, 55, died as a result of crush injuries and his death was ruled accidental according to Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger.

Kevin Sieber, 55, died as a result of crush injuries

A settlement filed by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) dictates the company must pay $21,875 for violations that include a lack of documented safety and operations guidelines.

The settlement originally outlined 4 violations that were labeled “serious,” though one was later downgraded to “non-serious” and another dropped entirely.

IOSHA has investigated several deaths at Steel Dynamics facilities over the years. Among them:

  • 44-year-old man died by being caught in a piece of equipment at the Columbia City plant in 2013
  • 27-year-old man fell to his death while cleaning the roof of an SDI building in Bulter in 2011
  • 41-year-old was killed by a fallen beam in Columbia City in 2006
  • A worker for a construction company was killed by a falling beam at the Whitley County SDI site in 2001