The corporate pleads responsible to violations that resulted within the loss of life of the employee – company insurance
A New Jersey transportation company pleaded guilty to occupational safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.
Dana Container Inc., headquartered in Avenel, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Wednesday of violating the Occupational Safety and Health Agency regulations for confined spaces.
On May 31, 2019, one of Dana's workers was hired to scrape crude oil from a railroad car in a yard in Pittston, Pennsylvania. After about 30 minutes, the worker collapsed in the car and died on the site of the asphyxiation. OSHA determined that the car was de-oxygenated, and while Dana knew agency regulations required the use of a certified respirator for such tasks in confined spaces, the worker was reportedly not provided with a respirator.
The Department of Labor charged the company with willful violations of OSHA, with a maximum fine of $ 500,000 and five years probation.
A judge in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is sentenced to a sentence for guilty determination.