OSHA violations total more than $676,000 for Sun Prairie company

The U.S. Department of Labor has fined Sun Prairie-based Didion Milling more than $676,000 for workplace safety violations that led to the death of a worker last year, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal. Randal Rote, a grain silo manager, was found dead after he climbed inside a grain silo to clear a clog, despite ongoing efforts to clear the silo from the outside. The agency issued 10 serious and four willful safety citations along with a proposed $676,808 in penalties.