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Contractor sentenced to 2 years in prison for fatal trench collapse

The contractor convicted on two counts of manslaughter for his involvement in a fatal Boston trench collapse has been sentenced to two years in prison.  [Read more…]

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Company pleads guilty to manslaughter, pays $852K in death of worker

A construction company has pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter for causing the death of a construction worker.  [Read more…]

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Company convicted of manslaughter in worker’s death

A construction company has been convicted of five counts, including manslaughter, in connection with the death of a worker who was crushed to death when an unshored, 13-foot-deep trench collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Company owner sentenced to 10-20 years in prison for worker deaths

The owner of a gunpowder plant that exploded and killed two employees will spend several years in prison for manslaughter. [Read more…]

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New trend to hold individuals accountable for workplace catastrophes

Sure, the fines against BP for the Deepwater Horizon explosion may be some of the largest ever in U.S. history. But isn’t the bigger headline the criminal charges against four BP employees? Some are saying this is a significant shift in government policy. [Read more…]

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