OSHA fines Danville Goodyear plant in connection to August death

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DANVILLE (WSLS10) - As the Danville Goodyear plant prepares to reopen after Tuesday's death there, we're learning new details about the investigation into the employee who died while working at the plant in August.

OSHA issued the plant nearly $17,000 in fines following Jeanie Lynne Strader's death on August 31, according to OSHA documents.

In the nearly eight months since, two other employees have died while working at the plant, the latest happening on Tuesday morning when Greg Cooper was killed.

On March 31, 26-year-veteran Kevin Edmonds died.

OSHA's findings from Strader's death in August show the plant had three serious violations. The investigation is ongoing and Goodyear is contesting the fines.

The plant voluntarily closed on Tuesday following Cooper's death and is scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. Friday.

The plant did not close after either Edmonds' or Strader's deaths.

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