OSHA Investigating Company Behind Fairview Sewer Accident

By Phyllis Smith, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

FAIRVIEW (CBSDFW.COM) – The fatal sewer accident in Fairview this week has led to an investigation by OSHA. And NewsRadio 1080 has learned it’s not the first time.

OSHA officials say that the S.J. Louis Construction company already has 10 violations against it for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards… including sending employees into an 80 inch pipeline without proper safety equipment last year.

KRLD’s Phyllis Smith Reports:

Emergency officials say the two men in this week’s accident were not wearing protective breathing equipment. It’s not clear yet if they had the proper air monitors to alert them of any dangerous gas.

Fire officials say the two men were either overcome by lack of oxygen or toxic fumes. Both men died in the accident. One was discovered immediately by emergency crews on Thursday. The other was swept down the pipeline and discovered the next day.


One Comment

  1. BuckBullard says:

    Its a damed shame that the Construction Company would send the 2 men down a pipeline knowing the pipes were full of Methane gas with little or no safety equipment.
    I wish OSHA could come back and investigate Construction as well as all other companys with out warning them pryor to the inspection .
    All the Companys back then knew they were out big bucks in fines back then.I
    would like to see Congress give them the power to even shut a companys doors for good if they had several infractures as this one.
    I hope the owner of this company mistakes muratic acid for his little nightly Viagria even,

  2. Jack Woods says:

    that like the coolest thing ever dude.

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