Paul Love, a former Safety Coordinator and Human Resources Director of US-based firm, Extrudex, has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and fined an additional $1,000.
Love was on Oct. 22 charged for hiding information regarding the death of an employee who worked at the company’s plant at Ohio.
The defendant, on July 19, pleaded guilty to charges bordering on conspiracy to obstruct justice.
He was earlier charged with obstruction of justice, obstruction of proceedings and making false statements to law enforcement agencies.
In a similar vein, the former general manager of the aluminum plant, Brian Carder, was on Oct 15 sentenced to five months in prison and fined $20,000 for his role in the cover-up.
Cader was also given three years of supervised release.
The ex-General Manager was issued similar charges as Love bar the charge of making false statements.
He pleaded guilty to all the charges.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration had begun investigation into the death of employee John Tomlin Jr after his demise on Oct. 30, 2012.
Tomlin and another employee were pushing on a conveyor track when it tipped over and killed him.
The other employee involved escaped with injuries.
The investigations led Carder and Love to cover up the death by convincing employees to recant their earlier statements they sent in via emails regarding safety concerns of the conveyor or risk losing their jobs.
The company was eventually sentenced on August 8 for covering up the incident.
It was further fined $175,000 with OSHA placing them on their Severe Violator Enforcement Program.