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OSHA Fines Company That Employed Deceased Diver


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining the company that employed a man who died while cleaning a retention pond in New Albany last year more than 223 thousand dollars. OSHA says Chicago-based U.S. Aqua Vac failed to provide 23-year-old diver Kevin Harris of Michigan with a reserve air tank, line-tending, and continuous visual contact. Those are among 15 safety violations the agency found after investigating Harris' death. The agency says two Aqua Vac workers have died on the job in the last six years. OSHA says the other diver died performing similar work in 2009.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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