by , on October 29, 2010

As a result of a district appeal, California OSHA reduced the fines levied against a California school district.  The fines were reduced  from $44,00o to $7,700 following an investigation into the death of a sprinkler system specialist who was electrocuted while working on the school’s irrigation system in 2009.  The appeal revealed new evidence that resulted in  adjustments of the severity of the violations and a “good faith penalty adjustment” given in exchange for the district promising to fix existing problems. 

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The district was initially cited on six counts – three general and three serious.


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