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OSHA Fines North Carolina Carrier For Employee’s Death

Company Cited For Workers Death

A North Carolina Trucking Company has been investigated and fined by the North Carolina Department of Labor after an employee was killed while on the job earlier this year.

JRJ Trucking, a Thomasville-based carrier, has been cited for two “serious” violations and one “non-serious” violation by OSHA. The company has been fined a total of $2,700.

On March 18, 2013, Paul Peterson, 22, died when he was working under the front of a truck when the truck fell on top of him, pinning him.

The company faced a maximum fine of $7,000 per serious violation.