OSHA Proposes $14,000 Fine in Connecticut Worker’s Death

September 23, 2008

Authorities have cited a Derby, Conn. company for safety violations and are proposing a $14,000 fine after an elevator accident that killed an employee in June.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Derby Cellular Products was not intentionally neglectful, but that its violations jeopardized 64-year-old Robert Beckwith’s safety.

The Ansonia man died when he was caught between the doors and car of a small freight elevator during a maintenance project.

Company officials plan to meet with OSHA to discuss the case within the next two weeks.

The company’s president says safety has always been its highest priority, and it will continue to cooperate with OSHA’s review of Beckwith’s death.

Source: New Haven Register.

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