April 2019 Enforcement

CA Fines Construction Company After Worker Fatality in Trench Collapse

California

California OSHA issued 10 citations and $242,600 in penalties to Platinum Pipeline, Inc., after a worker died in a trench collapse. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to train workers on excavation hazards; protect workers from excavated materials; and adequately slope, shore, or shield an excavation wall.

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“The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusement rides, and tramways – through the following activities:

  • Setting and enforcing standards
  • Providing outreach, education, and assistance
  • Issuing permits, licenses, certifications,
    registrations, and approvals”

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