Company contests TOSHA fines in wake of worker death

Company contests TOSHA fines in wake of worker death

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The scene shortly after Marion's death in July 2012. The scene shortly after Marion's death in July 2012.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A company plans to fight the fines issued in the wake of a local worker's death.

Last summer, Bruce Lee Marion, 29, of Oneida, was hanging cable from a bucket truck when another truck drove through the work area and caught on the cable.

The cable pulled tight and hit Marion, killing him.

TOSHA has fined J&R Cable, of Huntsville, more than $9,000 as a result of his death.

TOSHA officials say there were three clear violations: not having a person trained in first aid on the crew, not having a flagger or other traffic control device in the area and not requiring the employee to wear a harness in the bucket truck.

Each violation means a $4,000 fine.

J&R Cable contested the fines on Tuesday.

A hearing will be held to determine if the company must pay.

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