A River Falls, Wis., company is facing $137,000 in potential fines following a trench collapse last year that killed a 19-year-old worker. OSHA issued citations last month against Gordy’s Pumping Service. The victim and another worker were working in a 6-foot-deep trench in November when one wall caved in. Fortunately, the other worker wasn’t hurt. OSHA levied five safety violations, including one for failing to take proper precautions to prevent a trench collapse. Gordy’s had 15 business days to comply with the fines, contest the citations, or request a conference with OSHA.
Source: Insurance Journal
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