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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Nebraska Excavating Company After Two Employees Injured in Trench Collapse

LINCOLN, NE–The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited T.H. Construction Co. after two employees suffered serious injuries when a trench collapsed at a construction site in Lincoln, Nebraska. OSHA proposed penalties of $106,078 for one willful violation of its trench safety standards.

If you have an open trench OSHA is required to stop and do an inspection. Make sure your workers know what to say and what to do should a compliance officer walk on the job. If you are working on a job that has an open trench you can be inspected. Once a compliance officer is on the job they can do targeted inspection of only the trench or a comprehensive inspection and look at the entire project.

OSHA Crane Operator Evaluation Requirement

The ConstructorCast’s latest episode explores OSHA’s recent crane operator evaluation requirements. We sit down with Kevin Canon, AGC’s Director of Safety & Health, for all the important details you need to know to ensure your firm is in compliance as the requirements take full effect and beyond. Click here to download or stream

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