The California Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued 14 citations to a construction firm that was recently found criminally liable for the death of one of the company's employees. The employee, a 39-year-old Hayward man, was killed in an accident at a home construction site in Milpitas on Jan. 28, 2012. Cal/OSHA is also seeking more than $168,000 in fines from the Fremont-based firm following the fatal accident.
On Aug. 11, authorities said that a grand jury in Santa Clara County indicted the construction firm for the worker's death. The grand jury also indicted the owner and chief executive of U.S.-Sino Investment Inc. as well as the company's project manager. The 52-year-old CEO is believed to be in China; both he and the 36-year-old project manager are being charged with involuntary manslaughter.