Marine Corps Contractors Cited for Safety Hazards

Posted on September 19, 2011

Chevron Energy Solutions, Inc., Piedmont Mechanical Inc., and Jim Boyd Construction Inc. have all been cited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration after a worker received burns at a U.S. Marine Corps Base in Georgia, according to news reports.

An inspection found the companies to be in violation of three willful and eight serious safety regulations. Fines for Piedmont add up to $125,300, Jim Boyd Construction has been charged $58,100, and Chevron has been charged $6,300.

The inspection came after an electrical shock injured a worker when the tip of a crane met with an overhead power line. The shock traveled down the crane and shocked the worker who was holding the line.

As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in the workplace, I suggest you seek medical attention right away. It can also be just as important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to monetary compensation as a result of getting injured in your line of work. You should also remember that the law limits the amount of time you have to file a case, so contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

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