May 2018 Enforcement

Colorado Concrete Company Cited after Trench Collapse Injury

Colorado

OSHA cited Langston Concrete Inc., in Colorado Springs, for failing to protect its workers from trench collapse hazards. Four employees were working in an unprotected trench when it collapsed, burying one worker, who suffered a broken hip and femur. OSHA proposed penalties of $90,535.

On Dec. 7, 2017, OSHA responded after a trench collapsed on four employees. One employee was buried, and suffered a broken hip and femur. Three others were partially covered, but uninjured. Prior to the collapse, the employees were preparing to install a diverter box on an existing storm water pipe. OSHA cited the company for not removing employees from a hazardous work area, and for failing to install cave-in protection.

For more information, see the new release.

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