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Trenching Violation Costs Company $4,200

Two workers were observed in a trench that wasn’t properly sloped and had been undercut to locate a gas line. They weren’t protected from cave-ins or sliding material by means of cut back or shoring. Their employer pleaded guilty to a trenching violation and was fined $4,200. Three charges against a supervisor for the same incident were dismissed [Dmyterko Enterprises Ltd., Govt. News Release, June 13, 2012].