Violation Tracker Individual Record

Verizon New York Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Verizon Communications
November 12, 2013
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
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: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Occupational Safety & Health Administration corporate-wide settlements
Civil or Criminal Case: 
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
Specific Industry of Parent: 
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Parent company note: 
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