Federal agency cites company after death in trench collapse
BATON ROUGE- A federal agency cited a Baton Rouge company with violations after a trench collapse killed a worker.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Ted Hebert LLC Thursday for one "willful violation" and five serious violations. The agency says the company could face fines of $105,000.
In May, Isidro Cigarroa Martinez died and a second worker was injured when a wall of a trench collapsed at a construction site.
The willful violation involved exposing workers to trench hazards and failing to provide an adequate protection system. The serious violations included failing to maintain a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
The company specializes in installing sewer and water pipes.
Company officials couldn't be reached for comment by the paper.