The owner of a Kearney plant where a worker was fatally injured has settled on a federal penalty of nearly $6,000 for safety problems.
Eaton Corp. and Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials met last week to discuss the Dec. 7 incident.
Fifty-two-year-old Kristine Griffing was pinned inside a shearing machine and suffered several injuries. She died Dec. 23.
Darwin Craig is acting area director of OSHA in Omaha.
Craig says Eaton is being penalized because safety guards had not been installed on the machine and because of improper paperwork.
The penalty was reduced from $8,000.
The shearing machine heats and cuts steel into smaller pieces that are formed into intake and exhaust valves for vehicle engines.