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Unpaid $412K OSHA fine lands New Jersey contractor in contempt of court

August 8, 2019

Also wrapped into the same case is another Saites company, Avcon, which was dissolved in 2010. The government was seeking repayment of a $77,000 fine it said Avcon still owed, but the appeals court denied that petition.

OSHA regularly makes payment arrangements with companies that owe safety-related fines and will sometimes negotiate the amount down under certain circumstances. In its press release announcing the appeals court decision, however, OSHA said that the $412,000 levied against Altor represented multiple violations, some willful, which can be harder to defend against when trying to negotiate a settlement.

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