OSHA has cited SER Construction Partners LLC following a December 2012 inspection that revealed excavation hazards at a Conroe, Texas work site. The company faces proposed penalties of $69,300.
A willful violation was cited for failing to provide proper shoring protection while repairing a damaged 16-inch water line. A willful violation is one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.
Information on excavation hazards and safeguards is available at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/trenchingexcavation/index.html.