OSHA has cited Liquid Environmental Solutions of Texas LLC for workplace safety hazards following an employee fatality at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in April 2019. The company faces $301,188 in fines. The employee suffered asphyxiation while inside a manhole access space that lacked adequate oxygen, and a means to escape. OSHA determined that the company – which provides vacuum trucks to empty the airport’s grease traps – lacked proper procedures, training and equipment for accessing the permit-required confined space.
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