Category Archives: Trench Safety

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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Repeated Violations Lead to Proposed Fines of $169K OSHA proposed a total of $169,000 in fines against contractor Penney Construction Co. LLC in Hartford, CT chiefly for exposing its workers to cave-in hazards while repairing a sewer line in a … Continue reading

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OSHA proposes $354,000 in fines against recidivist Massachusetts contractor for cave-in hazards in Cambridge and Framingham P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. repeatedly cited for unprotected trenches and excavations A Hyde Park MA contractor with a long history of violating workplace … Continue reading

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L & K Contracting Co. in Dothan is being cited with five safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration following a cave-in last September at an excavation site in Enterprise. One employee died and … Continue reading

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