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Department of Labor cites Witt Plumbing

Posted: 06/26/13 09:13

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Witt Plumbing Inc. for five safety violations, including two willful, after a worker died from injuries received when a trench collapsed at a job site in Hastings, Jan. 16. The worker was locating a sewage drain pipe at a home under construction when the unprotected trench collapsed. The two willful violations involve failing to provide cave-in protection to workers in an unprotected trench more than 5 feet deep and to provide a means of egress from a trench. A willful violation is one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.