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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.

Labor & Industries cites three employers for multiple violations connected with fatal Seattle crane collapse

October 17, 2019

Tumwater –  The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that it has cited and fined three companies more than $100,000 for safety violations in connection with the fatal collapse of a tower crane that was being dismantled in Seattle on April 27.

L&I's nearly six-month investigation determined that the crane collapse was caused by the companies not following the manufacturer's procedures for dismantling the structure, including prematurely removing nearly all of the pins and sleeves that helped hold the crane together.