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United States v. Northridge Construction Corp., et al.

Docket Number
2:23-CR-00486, 491

On January 5, 2024, Northridge Construction Corporation pleaded guilty to violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) (29 U.S.C. § 666(e). Sentencing is scheduled for April 3, 2024.

In 2018, during the construction of a shed on Northridge’s property, a company employee fell from an improperly secured roof and died. OSH regulations require companies and employers to maintain the stability of a metal structure during construction. Northridge pleaded guilty to violating this worker safety standard and to making two false statements that obstructed OSHA’s inquiry into the employee’s death.

Richard Zagger, a company superintendent, was indicted in November on conspiracy and obstruction of official proceedings relating to this investigation (18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 1505).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted the investigation.

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Case Name
United States v. Northridge Construction Corp., et al.
Case Type
  • Environment
Updated January 11, 2024