Menards cited by OSHA following employee death

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) Menards in Eau Claire faces a federal citation for failing to report the death of one its employees.

It happened over the summer in June.

Gary Henkey, 73, had been with the company for nearly 17 years.

According to the home improvement store, he was working at its distribution center on Menard Drive when he was seen lying on the floor, struggling to get up.

A department manager called for help. Henkey was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The citation, issued by OSHA, carries a $5,500 penalty.