Electrocuted Worker Needed Better Training: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 2:02 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit ruled on Monday that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission was right to penalize a mining company for failing to properly train an employee before his 2006 electrocution.

The appeals court denied Compass Environmental Inc.’s petition for review of the safety violation finding, saying the U.S. Department of Labor safety agency properly penalized the mining company for failing to advise a trench worker as to the dangers posed by power lines near a Colorado mine site.

“Although Compass might not have been...
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