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Probe finds company partly responsible for employee’s death

BRISTOL, Ind. (AP) — A state agency says a northern Indiana company was partly responsible for the death of a 43-year-old employee who was killed when welding equipment fell from a forklift.

The Elkhart Truth reports that the investigation by Indiana’s workplace safety agency revealed that Bravo Trailers in Bristol didn’t ensure that each forklift operator was properly trained and ensure that forklifts only handled safely arranged loads.

Shawn Gray died on June 7.

State regulators have proposed a $21,000 fine. The newspaper says a Bravo official didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on whether it would contest the findings.

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