Construction company to pay $41K in fines over fatal trench coll - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Construction company to pay $41K in fines over fatal trench collapse in 2014

Posted: Updated:
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet began investigating the construction company to find out if there was adequate protection for its workers immediately after the collapse. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet began investigating the construction company to find out if there was adequate protection for its workers immediately after the collapse.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A construction company will pay the state more than $41,000 in fines after a worker died in a trench collapse in June.

It happened along Dixie Highway in southwest Louisville in June.

Police said dirt collapsed on two men as they worked on a sewer line.

One of them died and firefighters rescued the other.

The state cited Josh Lefevre Construction of Jackson, Tennessee for several violations of state safety laws.

Those included a lack of proper supervision or inspections, lack of safety equipment nor proper support of the trench.

The state says the company has made changes since the incident.

More: Coroner releases identity of Dixie Highway trench collapse victim

Copyright 2015 WDRB News. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.