Nebraska Auction Penalized for Labor Violations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U.S. Labor Department has assessed nearly $47,000 in penalties against a Nebraska livestock auction company for violating child labor laws.

The department said in a news release Tuesday that Valentine Livestock Auction Co. was investigated after a 15-year-old worker was crushed against a metal gate by a calf while she was herding cattle.

She spent 40 days recovering in an Omaha hospital.

The department says it found 26 violations at the Valentine operation. The department also says the company has already paid the penalties.

Auction company manager Greg Arendt says the accident occurred in summer 2010.

He says the company wasn't aware that it was considered a nonagricultural employer and had to follow more stringent rules about what work younger employees could do under child labor laws.


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