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OSHA cites, fines two Colorado contractors in deadly fall

August 28, 2018

When President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, there was an abrupt end to what it called a “shaming” style of Obama-era press releases issued prior to Trump’s inauguration. However, that doesn’t mean OSHA lightened up on enforcement, particularly when it comes to levying big fines.

The single largest fine that the administration has proposed since Trump took office was against Atlantic Drain Service in April 2017 after two of its employees were killed when a trench they were working in collapsed in October of the previous year.

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