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After Billerica police officer was killed, Massachusetts safety group rips contractor: ‘Blatantly disregard worker safety’

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After Billerica police officer was killed, Massachusetts safety group rips contractor: ‘Blatantly disregard worker safety’



The contractor involved in the tragic incident that killed a Billerica cop is being slammed by a leading job safety group for its past OSHA violations and for “continuing to ignore and blatantly disregard worker safety.”

Sgt. Ian Taylor, 49 was killed last month at a construction site for a new road in Billerica. He was hit by an excavator backing up onto the site. Taylor was transferred to Lahey Hospital in Boston, where he eventually died.

Following the cop’s death, the construction site contractor N. Granese and Sons is being called out for its previous violations for not following regulations at excavation sites.

“Construction sites and transportation incidents clearly continue to be a very real threat to workers, with many employers such as N. Granese & Sons, Inc. continuing to ignore and blatantly disregard worker safety,” said Al Vega, of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH).

“We hope to honor the memory of Sergeant Taylor by highlighting these preventable incidents and keep fighting to make sure companies do more to stop such tragedies from occurring in the future,” Vega added.

N. Granese and Sons was cited and fined by OSHA for two…



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