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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, February 13, 2012

OSHA Says It Does Not Have Jurisdiction In ND Cave-In Fatality

The Dickinson Press (North Dakota) reports:

"After nearly eight weeks of reviewing a fatal trench collapse on a construction site in northwest Dickinson, Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials said they do not have jurisdiction to proceed with the case."

The reason is that the person who died was not an employee of the company doing the excavation work, Backyard Paradise, but was employed by a different contractor on the work-site.  The article describes what happened:

"Casimiro Medina, 39, of Salt Lake City, was working at the construction site for C. R. Petersen Inc., a concrete contractor from Salt Lake City, when the collapse occurred. Medina jumped in to help another man, after which a second collapse buried him and other employees. Medina died from his injuries, and two other men were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson"

C. R. Petersen had hired Backyard Paradise LLC of Salt Lake City to be in charge of the excavation.

You can read the complete article here.

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posted by Steve Hudgik
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This seems odd.

5:28 AM  
Blogger SteelFabCorp said...

I thought OSHA had jurisdiction any place they wanted.

8:50 PM  

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