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Fines issued after death at Bluffton fuel plant

Diversified Industrial Services has to pay a $21,000 fine.

Posted: Oct 4, 2019 8:45 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2019 1:53 PM

BLUFFTON, Ind. (WFFT) - A contractor for Valero Renewable Fuels is fined after a man died at the Bluffton plant over the summer.

Diversified Industrial Services has to pay a $21,000 fine.

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In June, Ryan West, 42, died after getting trapped in machinery at the Valero plant in Bluffton.

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration found Diversified Industrial Services violated several serious rules, leading to the fine.

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