Cal/OSHA Cites Pipe Installation Contractor for Fatal Trench Collapse in Daly City

FOSTER CITY, Calif.Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Cal/OSHA has cited Bay Area contractor Platinum Pipeline, Inc. $242,600 for failing to protect employees working in a trench at a construction site. Investigators determined the Livermore company committed willful-serious safety violations by instructing employees to continue grading the bottom of the trench without providing any protection, even after identifying the soil as unstable. As a result, a 14-foot-high excavation wall collapsed and killed one of the workers on July 27, 2018…. read the full story.

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