Two Construction Companies Fined After Employee Dies While Working On Seattle Convention Center

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington state has fined two construction companies a combined $20,000 after a construction worker died at the Seattle convention center expansion.

Bryan Phillips died in a September accident.

The Department of Labor & Industries says the two companies didn’t ensure employees operating lifts kept a safe distance from holes and did not ensure that the coverings could support heavy equipment.

The state ordered Performance Contracting Incorporated to pay $13,000 and Clark Construction Group to pay $7,000.

Clark Construction Vice President Ben Eitan said the company has “instituted new measures to underpin our existing jobsite safety program…” PCI didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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