Utility Contractor Again Cited for Safety Violations

Utility Contractor Again Cited for Safety Violations

Gloria Gonzalez | Business Insurance

U.S. regulators have again cited a utility contractor for workplace safety violations and proposed $18,659 in penalties.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected the Naples, Florida worksite of Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Douglas N. Higgins Inc. as part of the agency’s national emphasis program on trenching and excavation, according to a statement Wednesday. OSHA inspectors cited Higgins for allowing employees to work in a trench without cave-in protection and for failing to maintain a safety and health program on excavation hazards…(Read the full story)

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1 thought on “Utility Contractor Again Cited for Safety Violations”

  1. This is why it’s so important to look up the licensing of any excavating contractor you hire and ask about their insurance coverage too. If they don’t have enough insurance to cover damage to your property, this might mean that they have a poor safety record and can’t afford adequate insurance.

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