OSHA cites Fargo business in work-related death

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials say a Fargo business has been cited for a serious violation following the death of a man in a work-related accident in February.

OSHA Area Director Eric Brooks tells KFGO radio that Custom Truck and Auto Shine Inc. is facing a $12,000 penalty, the maximum for the violation that involves an employee being struck by a moving vehicle.

Forty-one-year-old Nathan Martinson, of Fargo, was pinned between two trucks after a co-worker backed out of a garage and didn’t know Martinson was there. Martinson died at a hospital emergency room.

The company has until Aug. 28 to decide how to respond. It can pay the penalty, negotiate a settlement or appeal the citation. The business declined comment to The Associated Press.