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April 9, 2014

C. Ind. glass plant to pay record safety penalty

SHELBYVILLE (AP) — A central Indiana automotive glass factory will pay a record $495,500 to settle workplace safety violations that went uncorrected following a worker's 2010 death.

An agreement filed Wednesday with the Indiana Board of Safety Review settles violations at a Pilkington North America plant in Shelbyville. The Indiana Department of Labor said the penalties for violations and inspections are the most expensive in the history of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

It says Pilkington must correct the safety violations by the end of 2014.

Toledo, Ohio-based Pilkington issued a statement saying "it has always strived to maintain the highest standards" when it comes to worker safety.

A maintenance worker was fatally crushed in machinery at the plant about 25 miles southeast of Indianapolis in September 2010.

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