Iowa Issues $808,000 Fine after Drownings. (OSHA)

By Nash, James L. | Occupational Hazards, November 2002 | Go to article overview

Iowa Issues $808,000 Fine after Drownings. (OSHA)


Nash, James L., Occupational Hazards


Insituform Technologies Inc., Chesterfield, Mo., is facing one of the highest OSHA penalties in the history of Iowa's state OSHA program after a July 8 incident in which two employees drowned in a Des Moines sewer and five were hospitalized.

Michele Lucas, an Insituform spokesperson, said in a Sept. 24 interview that the victims requiring hospitalization have been released and have no signs of long-term health consequences.

Iowa OSHA issued 11 willful citations against the company for alleged violations of various subsections of OSHA's confined space regulation, 19l0.146(d), each carrying the maximum $70,000 fine.

Because the incident occurred in Iowa, a state-plan state, the company is automatically confronted with possible criminal charges. "If we issue willful violations as a result of a fatality investigation, we always turn it over to the county prosecutor," said Mary Bryant, the state plan's administrator.

Daniel Grasshoff and Brian Burford drowned in more than a foot of watery sewage while working on an older sewer line, according to Iowa OSHA. Experts believe the workers accidentally released hydrogen sulfide, a byproduct of sewage, and were overcome by the fumes. The fumes overcame the other five workers when they tried to rescue Grasshoff and Burford. …

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