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Regulators propose fines against company in worker's death at Henley Bridge project

October 5th, 2011 2:13 pm by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE (AP) — State regulators have proposed fines totaling $7,150 against Britton Bridge LLC over the death of a construction worker on Knoxville's Henley Bridge project.

Fifty-year-old Solin Jiminez of Chattanooga was struck and killed by falling debris May 24.

According to WBIR-TV, Tennessee's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that employees were exposed to falling objects without adequate protection and hazard areas were not defined (http://bit.ly/of1BNc ).

The company can contest the findings.

Britton Bridge spokesman John Van Mol said the company's goal is to provide a safe workplace.

"We work hard on training to assure that safety policies and procedures are carried out by our people. Immediately after the accident, we implemented corrective measures that are addressed in the TOSHA report, as well as additional training procedures," he said.

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Information from: WBIR-TV, http://www.wbir.com/

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