OSHA Fines Plumbing Contractor for Fatal Cave-In

A Rooter-Man of Pittsburgh cited for 9 violations, faces $174,000 in penalties.
OSHA Fines Plumbing Contractor for Fatal Cave-In
Rescue workers retrieve a Rooter-Man employee from a trench cave-in Sept. 28 in Butler County, Pennsylvania. (Courtesy KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh)

Twenty-one-year-old Jacob Casher was still a “new guy” employed by a Beaver, Pennsylvania-based plumbing company when he left home for work in September 2015. He probably never imagined that as he worked to install a sewer line 11 feet underground in Butler, Pennsylvania, it was...

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