OSHA fines Pennsylvania contractor $209K for excavation violations

Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA announced on Tuesday that it has cited a Pennsylvania contractor for several excavation-related violations and proposed that it pay a total of $208,560 in fines. Agency investigators said that Etna Construction, based in Warminster, Pennsylvania, exposed…

OSHA updates National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation safety

October 3, 2018 Washington — In response to a recent increase in trench-related worker deaths, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation safety, effective Oct. 1. According to OSHA, 23 construction workers were killed in trench…