A settlement has been reached between an Ames company and a state safety agency over the death of a Minnesota man working at a feed mill construction site near Thompson.
The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Bureau originally fined Todd & Sargent Incorporated $4,500 for failing to take safety precautions that might have prevented the death of Jose Maltos, of Fairmont, Minnesota.
Maltos was employed by the company, which was the general contractor on the Christensen Farms feed mill project. He died in April after falling more than 100 feet from the feed mill. According to an informal settlement, the company agreed to correct the violations as cited and will pay a lower fine of just over $3,800.