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Feds look at plant safety after death

LAGRANGE, GA. — Federal authorities are questioning working conditions at a Georgia auto parts plant for the eighth time in four years, this time after an employee died.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched an inquiry of Se­won American in La­Grange after someone submitted a complaint of excessive heat the same day Teresa Pickard died.

Federal regulators have discovered multiple violations at the plant since it opened in 2009. Pickard died May 29 after saying she was having breathing troubles. The state medical examiner has not released a cause of death.