PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN SCHEDULE: Due to anticipated construction for the SPRING 2019 semester, 1st and 3rd year students will now be going on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2nd and 4th year students will go on Mondays and Wednesdays... Additional Alerts
Why we send our 1st year apprentices to a Trench Shoring class:
Wayne A. George pleaded guilty Nov. 28 in federal court to charges in connection with a trench collapse in 2015 that killed a 21-year-old employee.
George, owner A Rooter Man of Pittsburgh, based in Hookstown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to a charge of willful violation of an OSHA regulation that requires employers to take protective measures against cave-ins.
On Sept. 28, 2015, Jacob Casher died in a trench collapse at a work site. A four-man crew was relocating sewer lines for the personal care home. They were ready to leave for the day when Casher went back into the 11-foot deep trench to retrieve a shovel left behind.
Following an investigation, OSHA last year cited the company with two willful and seven serious violations. It was charged $174,000 in fines.
George faces sentencing in February. The law provides a maximum sentence of six months in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.