Sugar co-op cited over plant death

May 16, 2014 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has cited the Western Sugar Cooperative with 12 violations stemming from a workplace fatality that occurred at its facility in Lovell in January.

The department on Thursday proposed a fine of $71,000 after 28-year-old Anfesa Galaktionoff died Jan. 4 when she fell into equipment that uses water to carry and wash sugar beets before processing.

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