Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Far West Water & Sewer
Penalty: 
$1,770,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
January 27, 2006
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
workplace safety or health violation
Violation Description: 

Far West Water & Sewer was charged $1.77 million in criminal fines for the death of James Gamble, a Yuma sewer worker, and injury to his colleague, Nathan Garrett, in 2001. Witnesses for the State testified the air in the sewer tank had not been tested during the day, the workers were not properly trained, safety equipment was not available or used, and required safety and rescue procedures were not followed.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Arizona Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Arizona
Facility City: 
Yuma
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