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.