029: OSHA Worker Fatality Guilty Plea


Maintenance manager at fuel trucking company obstructed an OSHA investigation after an employee fatality at the trucking facility. OSHA investigators uncovered a lack of proper employee training at this facility and the maintenance manager lied to OSHA officials about his knowledge of the correct procedures to follow. Federal prosecutors brought charges against the maintenance manager and the company.  The company pled guilty and paid millions of dollars in fines. The indictment exposed the manager to the potential loss of liberty, and payment of thousands of dollars in restitution and fines.