OSHA fines Habitat for Humanity in August 2018 construction accident

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN-TV)- There is new information about the federal investigation into the construction accident that severely injured Leah Nixon of Rapid City last summer.

OSHA and Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity have settled on six total citations in the accident, two of which are labeled as serious.

Those violations include not ensuring employees were protected from hazardous equipment and lack of an accident prevention program.
The fine was reduced to $23,000.

Habitat for Humanity has a payment plan in place.

Leah Nixon is in Omaha undergoing intense physical therapy from her injuries. She's paralyzed from the chest down. She plans to return to Rapid City this spring.