A Nebraska dairy is facing $79,000 in fines from federal safety regulators following a fatal grain-bin accident.

Inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a Thiele Dairy worker died from his injuries after a sweep auger lacerated his leg as he was attempting to remove grain from the bin.

The accident took place July 9. OSHA cited Thiele Dairy, a family-owned company in Clearwater, Neb., for eight serious violations of the grain-bin safety standard, and one other-than...