OSHA Compliance

OSHA fines Alabama Contractor for Trenching Violations

OSHA fines Alabama Contractor for Trenching Violations
OSHA has recently issued 3 safety violation citations to Trax Development LLC of Northport, Alabama for exposing the employees to potential cave-ins and to struck-by hazards while installing sewer lines. The proposed fines amount to $115,000.

The company was issued 2 willful citations with a proposed penalty of $112,000 for failing to provide its employees with a safe way of entering and exiting a trench that was more than 11 feet deep and 200 feet long, and for also failing to provide its employees with adequate cave-in protection.

The company also received 1 serious violation worth $3,000 in proposed penalties for exposing its employees to struck-by hazards around loose rocks and equipment and for not wearing proper head protection gear.

A trench can be a very dangerous place and can turn into a grave in just a matter of seconds. Disregarding your workers’ safety at the work site by leaving them unprotected from the various hazards is absolutely unacceptable. It is the employer’s responsibility to protect their workers.

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