December 2018 Enforcement

Pennsylvania Contractor Cited After Employee’s Electrocution

Pennsylvania

Insight Pipe Contracting, LLC, was cited after a worker was electrocuted, and two others were hospitalized for electrocution. OSHA cited the company for failing to ensure that employees were properly trained to operate forklifts, and permitting employees to work near electric power circuits without protection. In a subsequent investigation, OSHA cited the company for violations related to work in confined spaces. The company faces $331,101 in penalties, and was placed into OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

For more information, see the news release.

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Chet Slump
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