A man from Berwick, Pa., has been fined for a deadly trench collapse in Luzerne County, WNEP-TV, Moosic, reported.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA) fined Stephen Bodnar of Berwick $7,500 for violations that led to the collapse that killed James Berry in April of last year.
Bodnar and Berry were working in a trench at the future site of the Bodnarosa Motel and Campground along Route 11 near Berwick when the walls caved in, trapping them. Bodnar was hurt and Berry was killed.
According to OSHA, Bodnar was fined for not having trench protection, not inspecting the trench daily and for not training workers on trench safety.