Category Archives: Trench Safety

HANOVER, Pennsylvania – In April 2013, OSHA cited C & G, a Hanover plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor, with four safety violations after a trench collapse at a work site in Hanover. Though there were no injuries in the … Continue reading

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Management repeatedly warned of unsafe conditions GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An employee of R.E. Arnold Construction Inc. was trapped when the wall of an excavation he was working in collapsed around him. The incident occurred as the employee removed dirt from … Continue reading

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OSHA proposes $147,000 in penalties for Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co. CHICAGO – For the second time this year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co. Inc. for failing to protect workers from trenching … Continue reading

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Workers exposed to cave in/struck by hazards OSHA cited Yantis Construction Company with one serious and one repeat violation following an inspection which began in December 2012 when workers were being exposed to cave-in and struck-by hazards during the installation … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Bontrager Excavating Ltd. In Uniontown, Ohio, for failing to protect workers in trench. Company has history of failing to comply with trenching standards. OSHA has cited Bontrager Excavating Ltd. in Uniontown with three willful safety violations for failing … Continue reading

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Hazards observed during OSHA drive-by, on-the-spot inspection conducted OSHA has cited a Nashua, New Hampshire contractor for alleged repeat and serious safety violations at a Middlesex County, Massachusetts utility installation work site. Newport Construction faces a total of $30,310 in … Continue reading

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OSHA has cited Loveland-based Carter Construction Co. Inc. with four safety violations – including two willful – for exposing workers to excavation hazards while installing an underground storm sewer pipe in a 20-foot-deep trench. The June inspection was conducted under … Continue reading

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OSHA cites DiGioia-Suburban Excavating in Ohio with 2 willful safety violations after allowing workers to ride in excavator buckets NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited North Royalton-based DiGioia-Suburban Excavating for … Continue reading

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Gordy’s Pump Service after worker killed in Spring Valley, Wis., trench collapse   RIVER FALLS, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited River Falls-based Gordy’s Pump Service … Continue reading

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Proposed Penalties Total $180K OSHA cited Pipeline Industries Inc. with seven safety violations for exposing workers to cave-in hazards at excavation work sites in Wheat Ridge and Colorado Springs. Proposed penalties total $180,180. OSHA’s Englewood Area Office opened an investigation … Continue reading

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