Winnebago plant in Middlebury fined $10,000 following worker's death
The Indiana Occupational Safety and health Administration has fined the Winnebago plant in Middlebury $10,000 for workplace violations after an employee was run over and killed by a forklift in April.
The coroner said 54-year-old Rick Schlabach died of blunt force injuries in the accident at Winnebago Industries on 14th Street.
Two serious violations were noted: A windshield was installed on a forklift, which affected it's operation, and the forklift wasn't operated at a safe speed.
Winnebago was given until August 22 to fix those issues.