OSHA Cites Connecticut Contractor for Worker’s Death in Trench Collapse

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A federal investigation has found a Connecticut contractor’s failure to provide legally required safeguards and make sure they were in place to prevent trench collapses contributed to the death of an employee buried when an 8-foot-deep trench caved in.

Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined Botticello Inc. of Manchester exposed workers to deadly hazards as he connected drainage piping at a residential development construction site in Vernon in July 2022. Previously, in November 2015, OSHA inspectors identified four serious violations related to trenching work by Botticello

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