An inspection following a Lexington trench collapse that killed a construction worker in May found five serious violations, resulting in penalties of $28,000, according to a report on the website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Samuel Tyler Williams, 22, of Frenchburg was killed May 4 when the trench he was working in near Todds Road and Hays Boulevard collapsed. Williams died of asphyxiation after being completely covered by dirt and gravel.
The report lists L-M Asphalt Partners Ltd., doing business as ATS Construction, as being the subject of the inspection.
The violations had to do with the inspecting of an excavation; the wearing of a helmet; having a properly placed stairway, ladder or ramp into a trench 4 feet deep or deeper; properly protecting employees from materials that could fall into a trench; and precautions against a trench caving in, according to the online report.
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Each violation had a penalty cost of $5,600 listed, with a total penalty of $28,000.