Tyson Foods Fined In Worker's Death

DAKOTA CITY (AP) - Regulators have proposed more than $104,000 in penalties for Tyson Foods because of safety violations the regulators say were found at a Nebraska beef plant where a worker was fatally injured. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson was cited for seven violations at its Dakota City plant. Authorities say Rodney Bridgett, 37, was injured March 14 when a piece of equipment he was working on collapsed on him. The company has said the slaughter and processing plant was not in operation at the time. Tyson representative Worth Sparkman said Monday the company hasn't decided which course it will take.