From 1010WINS: Brooklyn Contractor Cited for Safety Violations in Worker's Death
A contractor has been cited for safety violations following the death of an employee at a Brooklyn site in May.
The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Starpak Contracting faces $25,500 in proposed fines for "willful and serious violations of safety standards'' at the site. The worker was killed when the walls of an unprotected 10-foot trench collapsed on him on May 4.
A lawyer for Starpak was not immediately available for comment.
OSHA says the trench lacked any protection against possible cave-ins or a safe way to exit.