N.H. Contractor Faces Fine for Cave-In at Jobsite

January 30, 2008

Federal labor officials have proposed fining a Pembroke, New Hampshire, contractor for a cave-in hazard at a jobsite.

The Occupational Safety and health Administration is proposing $76,500 in fines against East Coast Utilities for alleged serious safety violations at a sewer line installation last summer in Hillsboro. Federal officials say the excavation lacked adequate protection against a wall collapsing and burying workers.

East Coast Utilities has 15 days from the receipt of the citations to contest them.

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