A lawsuit has been filed by the widow and father of a trucker crushed to death when a pile of silage fell on top of him. The Idaho dairy where the accident occurred was charged with negligence. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Chad Thompson, 30, who was killed March 7, 2008, when part of a silage pile at least 40 feet high fell on top of his truck. The lawsuit filed recently in state court contends the owners of 4-Bros Dairy, located northwest of Shoshone, Idaho, were negligent in stacking and maintaining the pile.

The Plaintiffs contended that the dairy manager told the decedent to park his truck in front of the pile. The victim, who was driving for Hermiston, Oregon,-based Medelez Trucking Company, was delivering apple silage to the dairy. It’s alleged in the lawsuit that dairy officials “directed Chad Thompson to the location and failed to warn him of the dangerous/hazardous condition.” The dairy was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and agreed to pay a $1,700 fine for safety violations.

Source: Associated Press

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