A total of $42,000 in fines were levied against an auto salvage company in Elkhart over safety violations revealed after the death of a man working there last year.
45 year-old Michael Molebash was a mechanic working at Tom’s Auto Salvage on August 5th when he died there.
The Elkhart Truth cites a police report that says he was found unresponsive around 8:30 a.m. after an industrial accident involving tires being inflated on a front-end loader.
An IOSHA inspection uncovered seven serious violations being found at the business. Each violation carried a proposed penalty of $7,000.
IOSHA is currently awaiting documentation showing the issues have been corrected.