Washington Contractor Fined $300K for Wage Violations

A Vancouver, Washington contractor was found to owe $201,223 in wages and interest to 20 employees on construction projects at four area schools.

The contractor, 360 Sheetmetal LLC, and owner Beverley Martin, were also found to owe more than $115,000 in penalties for failure to pay prevailing wage and file required reports when working on public projects.

In one case, workers were reportedly paid minimum wage, $13.50 per hour at the time, when they should have been paid $62.52 per hour for the specialized fabricated ductwork.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries recently filed the penalties against the

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Washington Contractor Fined $400K for Safety Violations in Fatal Trench Collapse

A Kent, Washington contractor is facing more than $400,000 in fines for safety violations that led to the death of a construction worker last year in Renton.

Surjit Gill, 36, was killed when the dirt walls of the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him.

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries cited AAA Contractors Inc. for three willful and one serious violation in connection with the incident. The company was also cited for several general violations. The fines total $437,581.00.

Source: Washington Department of Labor & Industries

L&I inspectors determined Gill had been working in a trench

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