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Contractor Cited After Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 469 | 0 | 26 min read

A Pennsylvania plumbing company has been cited for nine federal safety violations and is facing $174,000 in proposed penalties after one of its workers was killed in a trench collapse. A Rooter Man of Pittsburgh LLC, based in Hookstown, was cited on March 25 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. According to OSHA, a 21-year-old employee was working on installation of a sewer line 11 feet underground at the time of the Sept. 28 accident. When the trench collapsed, the employee was buried under thousands of pounds of earth, according to the agency. He had been working for the p...

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