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Company faces criminal penalties for trench death

A construction company faces criminal charges in connection with an employee’s death due to a trench collapse.  [Read more…]

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Court upholds manager’s jail sentence for worker’s death

An appeals court judge says the law clearly allows a manager to be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a worker. The court upheld a construction manager’s conviction and jail sentence as a result.  [Read more…]

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Trench collapse kills worker, but company doesn’t learn its lesson: $714K in fines

You’d think after an employee died in a trench collapse a company would follow good practices during excavation projects. That wasn’t the case with this company.  [Read more…]

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$274K OSHA fine for trench collapse death, part of disturbing trend

A worker who was killed while helping to install a sewer line had escaped trench collapses twice within a month of his death.  [Read more…]

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Construction foreman convicted in connection with worker’s death

A jury has found a construction foreman guilty of criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment in connection with a worker’s death in a trench collapse.  [Read more…]

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Last text from worker before fatal trench collapse: ‘It’s getting deep’

“It’s getting deep,” is the text a worker sent to his girlfriend two hours before a 12-foot deep trench collapsed and killed him, according to a lawyer for his family.  [Read more…]

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A fatal March in Nebraska: OSHA says 4 dead in 13 days

It was a rough March for employers in Nebraska. OSHA received reports of four worker fatalities starting on March 9th, and it’s urging state employers to beef up safety programs.  [Read more…]

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Contractor fined $91K for deadly trench collapse

A Mason, OH, excavation contractor is facing a $91,000 fine for a trench collapse that killed a 26-year-old employee last year. [Read more…]

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OSHA fines companies $280K — worker died in trench collapse

Two construction companies face a total of $280,000 in fines following OSHA’s investigation into what caused a trench to collapse then bury and kill a worker in Manhattan in April.  [Read more…]

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Video shows partial trench collapse that narrowly missed worker

Oregon OSHA had been making this video taken by one of its inspectors available for training purposes for a few years. After being posted recently on Facebook, the video has now received almost 1 million views.

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