Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Worker Killed in 18 Foot Deep Trench

GREENVILLE, Ala. -- Police in Greenville say a worker died Sunday afternoon after a wall of dirt collapsed on him. Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said 26-year-old Jacob Britt Anderson of Kinston was in an 18-foot trench at the time of the accident, which was reported shortly after 3 p.m.

Ingram said Anderson was working on a sewer line. He was employed by Johnson's Excavation and Construction of Opp. Greenville firefighters spent about five hours trying to dig Anderson out.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the industrial
accident( sic).

Excuse my language, but 18 fucking feet deep? That's only three and a half times the legal limit.

See that blue comment link at the bottom of this post? Can anyone give me one good reason why these Johnson guys shoudn't be in jail? Come on, I'm waiting. One good reason.

18 feet!

Come on. One good reason, right here: