Safety and OSHA News

Employee dies in trench collapse attempting to rescue co-worker

A fatal trench collapse involving a worker killed attempting to save a co-worker serves as a tragic reminder that rescue attempts should only be made when it’s safe to do so and only by trained individuals. [Read more…]

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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 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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