Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Verizon New York Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Verizon Communications
Penalty: 
$147,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
November 12, 2013
Primary Offense: 
workplace safety or health violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement agreement that resolved litigation with Verizon New York Inc., which stemmed from citations issued to the telecommunications company in March 2012. The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations in connection with the fatal electrocution of an employee on Sept. 14, 2011, in Brooklyn. Under the agreement, two repeat violations and one serious violation are affirmed, with a penalty of $147,000, and the telecommunications company will provide enhanced electrical safety training and other safeguards to its New York field technicians who install suspension strand on utility poles that carry power lines.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration corporate-wide settlements
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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