Recent News

Blasting violations result in citations, fines, and loss of license for contractor

January 28, 2020

Tumwater –  An unsafe blasting operation in Spokane that put workers and the public at risk has resulted in an Idaho-based drilling company losing its license to perform similar work in Washington.


The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has also cited and fined North Idaho Drilling Inc. of St. Maries, ID for several willful and serious violations for the June 2019 blasting incident. In total, the company faces $92, 144 in state penalties.  

Oregon electrical contractor fined for non-permitted work

December 23, 2019

Tumwater – An out-of-state contractor was fined more than $60,000 for electrical violations at 22 homes across Washington. In its investigation, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) noted this is the third time the firm has violated Washington law.