OSHA cites Florida company after canal worker drowns


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Florida seawall and erosion repair company $46,409 following an investigation that found safety lapses after a diver drowned while removing sand with an industrial vacuum to restore an embankment.


The April 4 incident was the result of Margate, Florida-based Erosion Barrier Installations Corp.’s failure to train divers on emergency procedures, OSHA said in a statement released Thursday.


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