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Elmira moving company cited by OSHA following June fatality

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Elmira moving company for one serious violation with a proposed fine of $12,675 following an investigation of a fatality in June.

OSHA cited Dimon & Bacorn — which provides moving, storage and rigging services — after completing an inspection that started in June after a person was killed working on a tractor-trailer. The citation was for a lack of cribbing or jack stands on the front end of a tractor.

When an employer has been cited by OSHA, it has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to meet with OSHA and seek to settle the case at the local office level by correcting hazards and paying the penalty. The employer may also contest the citations to the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Dimon & Bacorn met with OSHA, but the two parties had not reached a settlement and there was no contest as of Thursday afternoon, said Ted Fitzgerald, regional director for public affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor.

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