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Nine local employers hit with Cal-OSHA’s highest fines in 2015

Nine local employers hit with Cal-OSHA’s highest fines in 2015

On March 3, 2015, a San Diego Gas & Electric employee stepped on to three plywood boards covering an underground vault while he inspected gas valves in Mission Valley. Then the boards gave way. The inspector fell 7 feet before crashing into valves and piping at the bottom of the concrete vault. He broke eight ribs. The accident could have ... Read More »

Airline curfew violations at Lindbergh often go unpunished

Airline curfew violations at Lindbergh often go unpunished

During the day, the sky above Nancy Palmtag’s Loma Portal home is pierced every few minutes by the loud roar of airplanes taking off from San Diego International Airport. The sound of jet engines is supposed to fade away around bedtime. But as Palmtag and many of her neighbors know, airlines don’t always abide by an airport curfew that restricts ... Read More »