By Michael Izzo
PARSIPPANY – A Bergen County-based contractor was fined $52,000 for willfully exposing employees to a potential trench cave-in risk on Waterview Boulevard, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.
OSHA’s Parsippany area office issued the Waldwick-based D.S. Meyer Enterprises five serious and one willful violation on Feb. 29, continuing a crackdown on unsafe trench work in the state.
The citations stem from investigation that began Jan. 19, when OSHA inspectors responded to a construction site at 45 Waterview Boulevard in Parsippany after being notified of an imminent danger created by unprotected trench hazards as workers repaired an underground water line.