LINCOLN (AP) — A Lincoln company has been cited for safety violations connected to a cave-in during trenching operations.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Taylor’s Drain and Sewer Service committed 10 safety violations. OSHA also proposed penalties of $194,000.
The agency said the company failed to take basic safety precautions, resulting in a Taylor worker being injured in a March 22 accident while laying pipe to a new home.
OSHA also said inspectors found violations at a separate Taylor’s job site April 11. OSHA said two people were working in a 10-foot-deep trench, installing water and sewer lines, but the company hadn’t provided cave-in protection.
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