May 2018 Enforcement

Florida Utilities Contractor Cited for Willful and Serious Safety Violations After Trench Collapse

Florida

Jax Utilities Management Inc., was cited for exposing employees to trenching hazards after a worker was hospitalized for injuries caused by an unprotected trench collapse. The Jacksonville utilities contractor was also cited for exposing employees to struck-by and caught-in hazards, allowing employees to work without cave-in protection, and allowing water to accumulate in the trench. OSHA proposed penalties of $271,606. Read the news release for more information.

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