Wednesday, October 17, 2007

OSHA fines contractor for trench collapse death

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All they get is a stupid fine? No wonder these abuses are so rampant.