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Eric Conn Quoted in Article, "Bin Sweep Issue Still Unresolved"

AGWEEK, 1/23/2012

Eric Conn, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled, "Bin Sweep Issue Still Unresolved," by Mikkel Pates.

Following is an excerpt:

Grain elevator operators are operating in a gray area by using automated bin sweeps, which are common in the industry.

The issue has been in limbo since 2008, when an insurance company sent a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requesting an interpretation on how employers can have employees in grain bins while a sweep auger is energized and working, said Conn, a Washington, D.C., attorney, who spoke to the North Dakota Grain Dealers annual convention last week.