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Sewer Line Contractor Hit for Putting Workers at Risk of Trench Collapse

By Risk Media Solutions

Monday, March 28, 2016 | 419 | 0 | 14 min read

After one if its inspectors saw a Pennsylvania contractor putting workers in danger while they worked in a trench, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Alton Industries Inc. in Canonsburg. The company was given one willful and one serious violation citation and is facing fines of $42,000 for the alleged safety lapses, according to OSHA. The serious citation was issued because the supervisor or manager on duty had failed to keep workers from working in the trench when hazards were present. The willful citation was for not providing employees with...

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