OSHA fined an Austin, Texas contractor $121,000 for several major violations. Austin Constructors LLC was issued one willful and three serious violations in total, all involving trenching hazards. The willful violation was for not having an adequate protective system in place for employees in the trench. The serious violations were for failing to support and cover utility lines in the trench, not protecting employees from loose rock or soil, and for not providing guardrails on walkways over the trench.
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