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Alcoa Faces Fines In Worker's Death At Quad City Plant


A major Quad City employer has been cited with serious violations in connection with a deadly accident.

Back in July, 45-year old Robert Leech of Wheatland, Iowa was operating a piece of equipment in the west end of the Alcoa plant in Riverdale, Iowa when he was killed.

OSHA investigated and has issued six serious safety violations against the company. The citations say the company failed to prevent the movement of equipment, inspect it and provide training, among other things.

Proposed fines total nearly $38,000.

An Alcoa spokesman says the company will address the issues and make corrective actions, as required.