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Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

City of Berkeley fined nearly $100K after longtime worker ‘fatally crushed’ by garbage truck

A state agency has fined the city of Berkeley nearly $100,000 after a worker was crushed by his garbage truck in the Berkeley Hills in January, according to a recently concluded report obtained by Berkeleyside on Tuesday. Johnny Tolliver Sr., 52, was working as part of a two-person team collecting trash when their truck lost its brakes and […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Construction company fined $23K after employee death

The San Jose-based construction company that employed a man killed during a work-related accident last August in Berkeley has been fined more than $20,000 for two related safety violations authorities said led to the man’s death. The state Division of Occupational Safety & Health, OSHA, concluded its five-month investigation into the man’s death Jan. 30, […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Authorities release name of man killed at King School

Oscar Marquez (Photo provided by family) The construction worker who died at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Berkeley earlier this week has been identified by authorities as 62-year-old Oscar Marquez of Livermore. Marquez, an employee of Robert A. Bothman Construction, had been laying asphalt for a school track project on Tuesday at 12:35 p.m. when a big […]