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Milwaukee Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Lawyer – Green Bay Company Faces $70K In OSHA Fines

Anyone who has been involved in an incident while on the job should seek the counsel of an experienced Milwaukee, Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyer. In November, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, also known as OSHA, cited a Green Bay company just more than $70,000 in fines a few weeks ago after an inspection conducted in August.

Milwaukee Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Lawyer Explains The Citations

OSHA cited PTS Contractors, Inc., a Green Bay-based excavation contractor for four repeat and two serious safety violations and proposed fines of $70,700 after a complaint alleging cave-in hazards prompted an inspection in late August.

The complaint focused on hazards at a job site in Wautoma, where workers were installing storm manholes and connecting utilities in a trench that was about eight feet deep. OSHA cited the four repeat violations for the following:

  • Failing to provide a means of safe access and egress during trenching and excavation work
  • Keep excavated material away from the trench
  • Not using protective systems
  • Have a competent person remove workers from a trench when identifying hazards

“It’s unacceptable that PTS Contractors failed to follow safety standards that protect workers from known excavation hazards, such as a trench collapse,” said Robert Bonack, OSHA’s area director in Appleton. “These types of hazards result in numerous fatalities and injuries. No job should put workers at risk due to lack of employer-provided training and protection.”

The company has been placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which mandates targeted follow-up inspections. OSHA has inspected the company five times since 2009 and 28 times since 1984, according to their press release.

If you have suffered a serious injury on your work site or due to your work, it is important to discuss your situation with a Milwaukee, Wisconsin worker’s compensation lawyer who can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call today for your free, initial consultation.

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