State workplace safety officials say Casey's
General Stores Inc. will not be fined in connection with a fire that
killed an employee at a store in La Porte City.
The Iowa Division of Labor
Services OSHA bureau had issued a citation fining the company $4,500 but
later withdrew it. Agency officials confirmed the action Thursday but
referred further questions to the Iowa OSHA administrator, who was not
Colleen Paradine died in the
July 6 fire. Authorities say the 53-year-old worker went to the store
early to make doughnuts when the fire broke out. The store was closed at
Firefighters found her unconscious inside. She was pronounced dead at a Waterloo hospital.
A telephone message left Thursday for a company spokesman was not immediately returned.