Monday, July 28, 2014
Loading...





Company fined after worker dies on site near Notre Dame

The Indiana Department of Labor has proposed fines to the company that employed a man killed by a fallen tree at a job site at the University of Notre Dame in November.

Posted on Feb. 16, 2014 at 2:36 p.m.

The Indiana Department of Labor is proposing R&R Excavating pay $17,500 in fines after an investigation into an employee's death revealed several violations.

The Elkhart Truth's news partners WNDU reports that Mark Ellsworth, 22, of Mishawaka died after he was struck by a tree while clearing an area near the University of Notre Dame's campus.

The Dept. of Labor cited five violations for the fines, including that the company did not ensure workers were spaced properly to prevent a person from walking into an area where a tree was falling and the company did not train employees on avoiding dangerous situations while on the job.

R&R Excavating has 15 days after receiving the proposed fines notification to either pay or challenge the Dept. of Labor.

What do you think about the proposed the fines?




Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
 ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. AND THEREAFTER -  In this May 22, 2014, photo, train cars containing coal roll into an unloading facility at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, where they could create even more pollution. With companies looking to double America’s coal exports, the nation’s growing position in the global energy trade could make global warming worse, fueling the world’s demand for coal when many experts say most fossil fuels should remain in the ground to avert the most disastrous effects of climate change. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Posted 13 minutes ago
 ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. AND THEREAFTER - In this May 22, 2014, photo, sunlight reflects off of a chunk of coal at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Posted 13 minutes ago
 ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. AND THEREAFTER -  In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Posted 13 minutes ago
Back to top ^