Contractors Fined In Fatal Accident 2


The US Department of Labor (DOL) has cited and fined contractors for workplace safety hazards related to a Bonney Lake, WA, construction accident that killed a family.

The state agency said that all the contractors had workers on site April 13 when Josh and Vanessa Ellis and their 8-month-old son Hudson drove under a Highway 410 overpass.

A concrete slab from a structure under demolition fell and crushed their pickup truck, killing all of them.

Labor and Industry assistant director Anne Soiza says a demolition plan was not provided for the project.

The agency fined Staton Companies of Eugene, Oregon, $58,800 for exposing workers to danger.

Hamilton Construction of Springfield, Oregon, was fined $14,700. WHH Nisqually Federal Services of Tacoma was fined $8,400 and Highmark Concrete Contractors of Buckley was fined $4,900.


2 thoughts on “Contractors Fined In Fatal Accident

  • Chuck

    Get your facts straight before you post articles.

    The accident occurred in the small town of Bonney Lake, WA.

    Four companies were fined, of which Staton Companies carried the responsibility for the demolition plan.

    These bits of information are not critical in importance, but they do reflect on the accuracy of your reporting.

    • Colin Fluxman Post author

      Thank you for your comments. We have made the necessary corrections.

      However, the article specifically names the four companies that were fined, and the amounts.

      Colin Fluxman
      News Director

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