Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Life: Going Cheap...

OK, it's a small company and the guy that died was a partner with his brothers in the company founded by his late father.

But $3,100 for a life?
NEW HANOVER, PA -- Officials of Richard H. Bealer Inc. recently reached a settlement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration after being cited with three violations for a trench collapse in April that killed one worker and injured another.

A settlement of $3,100 was reached during a negotiation meeting Monday between officials of OSHA and Richard H. Bealer Inc., said Leni Uddyback-Sortson, a spokeswoman for OSHA.