July 2018 Enforcement

Contractor and Staffing Agency Cited Following Fatal Trench Collapse at Alabama Work Site

Alabama

All Power Construction Corp. and staffing agency Labor Finders of Tennessee, Inc. were cited following a fatal injury in a Huntsville, Ala., trench collapse. OSHA cited the construction company for lack of cave-in protection, and the staffing agency received citations for failing to properly train employees. Proposed penalties total $152,618.

OSHA issued willful and serious citations to All Power Construction Corp. for allowing employees to work in a trench without cave-in protection, failing to provide a safe means to enter and exit the trench, and not having a competent person inspect the trench to identify potential hazards. OSHA cited the staffing agency for one serious violation for not ensuring that employees were trained on trenching and excavation hazards.

Read the news release for more information.

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