Ohio Excavating Company Cited Following Fatal Trench Collapse


JK Excavating & Utilities, Inc., faces $202,201 in penalties and was placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program after an employee suffered fatal injuries in a trench collapse. Inspectors found that the company failed to: use protective systems to prevent a cave-in; remove accumulating water; properly use ladders to enter and exit the trench; prevent employees from working beneath a suspended trench box; ensure employees wore hard hats; and make provisions for prompt medical attention in the event of injury. Read the news release for more information.