OSHA issued over $152,000 in fines to a Louisiana company. The agency responded to a report of unsafe working conditions May 17th, 2016, after two employees of Don M. Barron Contractor lost consciousness and collapsed. The workers were exposed to hazardous gas while entering a sewer system. Federal safety and health investigators found the company allowed the workers inside a confined space without having tested the space for hazards. OSHA issued citations for six serious violations and one willful violation. The agency also cited the company for failing to maintain gas testing meters and rescue equipment, and for not training all employees in confined space entry.
Read the full release from OSHA here.