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Rick's Auto Body Pays OSHA Fine after Worker's Death

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MISSOULA -

The owner of a Missoula auto body shop said they now meet OSHA safety and health requirements, after a fire at the shop killed an employee over the summer.

In August, a fire started in the paint recycling room at Rick's Auto Body that seriously injured two employees.

Bruce Hall suffered third-degree burns over 95 percent of his body. He later died in a Seattle Hospital.

OSHA fined Rick's more than $51,000 for nine serious violations of workplace safety and health standards.

The shop's owner, Rick Booth, said they met with OSHA officials in Billings over the summer, who agreed to reduce the fine.

Booth said they paid the fine, and no longer recycle paint at the shop.

He said they now work with a company called Safety Clean, which picks up and hauls away paint waste from the shop.

Both said he and his employees are working to remain in compliance with OSHA to ensure a similar accident never happens again.

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