Company Officials Charged in Cave-in Death

August 22, 2014

A Fremont, Calif.-based construction company owner and project manager were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter after an employee was killed in a cave-in accident at a Milpitas worksite, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

In the January accident, a 12-foot dirt wall collapsed, burying and killing Raul Zapata Mercado, 38.

Criminal charges were filed because prosecutors believe general contractor U.S. Sino Investment Inc.’s owner and project manager knew of the hazards and continued work.

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Source: San Jose Mercury News