Excavation Contractor Cited in Trench Fatality, Deemed Severe Violator

Excavation Contractor Cited in Trench Fatality, Deemed Severe Violator

Gloria Gonzalez | Business Insurance

U.S. workplace safety regulators have cited and proposed penalties of $202,201 against an Ohio excavation contractor after an employee suffered fatal injuries in a trench collapse and placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Mason, Ohio-based JK Excavating & Utilities Inc. after agency investigators determined that employees at a residential construction site in Morrow, Ohio, were working in trenches up to 16 feet deep without adequate cave-in protection, according to a statement on Friday…(Read the full story)

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