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Construction worker dies in Agua Caliente Casino

Worker dies in Agua Caliente Casino as a 3,000-pound metal gate fell. Within a month of the new Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City’s opening, a metal gate at the casino’s loading dock fell, burying a construction worker underneath its 3,000-pound weight. The construction worker who died in Agua Caliente Casino was a 41-year-old male.

Following the Dec. 7, 2020, disaster, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that the project’s contractors – Penta Building Group, No-Limit Steel, and The Raymond Group – failed to perform inspections to identify risks, train employees on how to spot workplace dangers and erect caution signs warning workers about possible risks. The three contractors face a total penalty of $64,169.

Required monitoring and communication on occupational safety and health may have avoided this unfortunate death,” OSHA Area Director Derek Engard in San Diego stated. “This instance serves as a sobering reminder of why companies must prioritize compliance with workplace safety standards.”

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