The State of Virginia has cited the city of Norfolk, for 19 serious safety violations stemming from the death of a city worker who was crushed inside a recycling truck. According to a report from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, the violations include a safety mechanism on the truck that wasn’t working when 51-year-old Jerry Holton was killed. The worker’s body was found inside the truck in February.
The state agency also found problems at the city’s maintenance facility, including oxygen and acetylene cylinders within 20 feet of each other. The Virginian-Pilot obtained the report through the Freedom of Information Act. City Manager Marcus Jones says the city had corrected problems that led to 18 of the citations before they were issued.
Source: Virginian-Pilot and Claims Journal
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