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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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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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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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Worker pulled into machine, choked to death: Company to pay $350K to family

A scrap metal processor has agreed to pay $350,000 to the family of a worker who was killed when he was pulled into a shredder.  [Read more…]

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OSHA fines company $189K for third worker death in five years

Saying “safety is simply not a priority” for this company, OSHA has fined a Missouri firm $189,000 after it experienced its third worker death in five years. The most recent death involved a motor vehicle.  [Read more…]

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Owner, manager going to prison for death of worker

A California judge has sentenced the owner and project manager of a construction company to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of an employee.  [Read more…]

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Metal ladder touches electric line; worker dies, OSHA issues fine

Calling the situation “blatant disregard for worker safety,” OSHA has fined an out-of-business roofing contractor in connection with an electrocution last year.  [Read more…]

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Employee crushed to death; 2 companies fined $168K

OSHA has fined two companies in connection with the death of a worker when he was repairing a machine. The agency says the companies exposed a second employee to the same hazards that killed the worker one day after the death.  [Read more…]

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Company has to pay $5.4M in worker’s death

A Georgia court has ordered a trucking company to pay the heirs of a worker $5.4 million. The worker was killed when he was run over by a dump truck. [Read more…]

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