OSHA Proposes $7,000 Fine in Mo. AT&T Worker Death

5 years 2 months 1 week ago Saturday, March 09 2013 Mar 9, 2013 Saturday, March 09, 2013 8:30:09 AM CST March 09, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a $7,000 fine against AT and T for not doing enough to protect its employees after a technician was killed in September on a late-night service call.

Kevin Mashburn, an AT and T technician for 41 years, was clubbed in the head with a crowbar September 19th in the Kansas City suburb of Gladstone. He pulled himself to his service truck and radioed for help, but emergency responders didn't arrive for nearly an hour.

In a citation issued last week, OSHA says the company failed to make sure workers have a means of continuous communication to summon help in emergency situations.

AT&T issued a statement saying OSHA ignored the fact that Mashburn had several devices available to call for help, which he was able to do.

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