Employer in Scituate Work Site Death Had Safety Violations

Employer in Scituate Work Site Death Had Safety Violations

Mary Whitfill | The Patriot Ledger

The company that employed a 61-year-old man who died at a construction site in Scituate on Friday has been fined in the past for workplace safety violations, including one in Randolph two years ago that resulted in a serious injury, according to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration records.

Between 2000 and 2016, Carver-based SLT Construction paid more than $15,000 in fines stemming from the Randolph incident and a number of other violations found during inspections.

STL Construction is an excavation contracting company founded by Mike and Peter Opachinski in 1986. It specializes in utility installations, including sewer mains, pump stations and drainage systems.

Mike Opachinski declined to comment when reached Tuesday.

John Medeiros of North Attleboro was working on Sixth Avenue in Scituate on Friday afternoon when a bulldozer backed over him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Both the bulldozer operator and Medeiros were employees of SLT Construction…(Read the full story)

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