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Washington Companies Refuses Safety Recommendations
Jul 10, 2020 19:20 JST
Through the discovery process in an ongoing federal lawsuit emails were provided of a safety meeting held at the Washington Companies Modern Machinery office in Rochester, WA following a tragic preventable bridge strike.
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Komatsu's Dismal Safety Record
Jun 26, 2020 19:00 JST
According to Good Jobs First's violation tracker, Komatsu (OTCMKTS: KMTUY) ranked 6th worst within their industry with over $3mm in penalties since 2000, as cited by OSHA, EPA and NLRB. Eight of the 14 primary offenses include workplace safety and employment related violations.
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Washington Companies Failure to Train Employee Causes Bridge Strike
Jun 15, 2020 16:00 JST
In the deposition of a Washington Companies employee in the on-going Federal lawsuit regarding a destructive bridge strike, it was revealed that the Washington Companies employee was never trained to curl the excavator bucket for transportation purposes as instructed in an official Komatsu operators handbook.
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Komatsu Failure to Audit Washington Companies Training Program Leads to Bridge Strike
Jun 09, 2020 17:00 JST
In the deposition of a Washington Companies employee in the on-going Federal lawsuit regarding a destructive bridge strike, it was revealed that the Washington Companies employee was never trained to curl the excavator bucket for transportation purposes as instructed in an official Komatsu operators handbook.
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Komatsu America Corp. Motion Appealed to United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
May 22, 2020 15:00 JST
The United States Federal Court Judge overseeing the lawsuit between plaintiff Environmental Transportation of Nevada, LLC (ETON) and defendants Komatsu America Corp., Komatsu Equipment Company (KEC) and Modern Machinery Co., Inc. of Rochester, WA, regarding contributory negligence in the destruction of a bridge over Interstate 5 in Washington state, denied Modern Machinery's motion for reconsideration filed soon after the courts ruling for trial.
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Washington Companies Cited for Workplace Safety; Violation by State of Washington
May 15, 2020 22:20 JST
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupation Safety and Health has cited the Washington Companies' Modern Machinery site in Rochester, WA for violation of State statue WAC 296-800-11005.
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Washington Companies Fails in Bid to Escape Case Via Motion for Summary Judgment, Case Cleared for Trial
Apr 24, 2020 19:00 JST
In a recent court ruling in the lawsuit between Environmental Transportation of Nevada, LLC (ETON) versus Komatsu America Corp., Komatsu Equipment Company (KEC), and Modern Machinery Co., Inc. of Rochester, WA., regarding contributory negligence in the destruction of a bridge over Interstate 5 in Washington State, the summary judgment motion by Modern Machinery was denied along with Komatsu indemnity claims.
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Komatsu Negligence Causes Bridge Strike
Jan 29, 2020 15:00 JST
Komatsu America Corp., Komatsu Equipment Company (KEC) and Modern Machinery Co., Inc. of Rochester, WA, are being sued by Environmental Transportation of Nevada, LLC (ETON) for contributory negligence in the destruction of a bridge over Interstate 5 in Washington state.
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Washington Companies Employee Destroyed Crucial Evidence in Federal Court Case
Jan 29, 2020 05:00 JST
Komatsu America Corp., Komatsu Equipment Company (KEC) and Modern Machinery Co., Inc. of Rochester, WA, are being sued by Environmental Transportation of Nevada, LLC (ETON) for contributory negligence in the destruction of a bridge over Interstate 5 in Washington state.
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