Firefighting News: OSHA Proposes Fine over Idaho Firefighter LODD

02/14/2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a citation to a fire management organization and proposed a $14,000 fine for serious safety violations inspectors say led to the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter last summer, reports the Great Falls Tribune. OSHA cited Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association, which was managing the Steep Corner Fire near Orofino last August when several trees fell. One of those falling trees killed Anne Veseth, 20, of Moscow. The citation, dated Feb. 7, said the initial attack team violated eight of the 10 Standing Firefighting Orders, including maintaining proper communications, being aware of weather conditions and ensuri...

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