Construction Company Owner Faces Felony Charges for Workplace Fatality

Construction Company Owner Faces Felony Charges for Workplace Fatality

Jessica Davis | Occupational Health & Safety

The owner of a Seattle construction company has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after a 2016 fatal trench collapse. This is the first time a Washington employer has faced felony charges for a workplace fatality.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed second-degree manslaughter charges against Phillip Numrich, the owner of Alki Construction, in connection with the 2016 death of Harold Felton. Felton was killed when the dirt walls of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him on a job site in West Seattle…(Read the full story)

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