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13 minutes ago, landfillguy said:

Link? I'm having a hard time finding it

Me too....

20 hours ago, etink3908 said:

The reports from osha have been released and are online for public viewing..

Link please. 


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2 minutes ago, landfillguy said:

I just don't know what to say...

I don't either. It didn't seem like much of a fine for a serious offense, IMO.


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2 minutes ago, sapphire said:

I don't either. It didn't seem like much of a fine for a serious offense, IMO.

Takes about 2 hours to bring that much money in...

I really think I need to leave this site. I think Fed is the only person that knows how far I stuck my neck out to make noise about this. For $12K...

I'm so pissed that if I say what I really want to I'll lose my job.

Is there any chance DEP will push harder? That investigation is ongoing

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I would think of that OSHA is an organization to protect the worker as the DEP is an organization to protect the environment. Given the 12k "frown"  given by  OSHA,  I doubt that the DEP will do much more than that, and if they receive a bigger fine, how will that help anyone who was injured or the family of the man that was killed?   Advanced Disposal was negligent.

Its time to unleash the lawyers.  

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Managers who knew of the danger and ignored them should have gone to prison for murder.  $12,000 is nothing for a company that large.  


"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything"

Albert Einstein

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2 hours ago, orphanne said:

With Advance Disposal knowing they were fined a measly $12,000, will they really be concerned about  future violations?  

If they do not correct the problem or continue to operate in a unsafe manner the fines will increase substantially. Click on story about this plumbing firm. They were fined closed to a million dollars for not correcting their violations.

 http://www.ehstoday.com/construction/osha-fines-arrow-plumbing-llc-after-fatal-trench-collapse

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4 hours ago, spaghettiwasted said:

That is absolutely pathetic. $12k is pocket change to the owners of Advanced.

I've seen fines for $3,000+ because one employee was not wearing their safety glasses. (Not at Advanced.)

Come on...

Have seen OSHA fine companies $3k to $7k for ground plugs missing on extension cords.

This $12k fine is a slap in the face to the man that died, his family, and every employee at the landfill. Like I said many, many posts ago this area of PA is the most underhanded corrupt place I have ever seen and this just proves it again!! 

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1 hour ago, NikonSniper said:

Have seen OSHA fine companies $3k to $7k for ground plugs missing on extension cords.

This $12k fine is a slap in the face to the man that died, his family, and every employee at the landfill. Like I said many, many posts ago this area of PA is the most underhanded corrupt place I have ever seen and this just proves it again!! 

 

I expected them to get away with it given who they are and their history, but this is absolutely ridiculous. A slap in the face doesn't even begin to cover it.

This small town, big name nonsense has gotta go. That's all I can really say about it anymore. Don't wanna get myself banned.

(This is just the beginning total too, FYI. Before they negotiate with OSHA and get it knocked in half...)

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Hopefully the family can sue bosses who knew about the problem and ignored it.  The poor man's life was worth more than a few months wages.


"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything"

Albert Einstein

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