Plumbing company cited for safety violations in wake of Greenburgh trench collapse

An Elmsford plumbing and heating company is being cited for lapses in safety that caused a trench to collapse on a worker in Greenburgh. Ricardo Gutierrez, 27, was trapped in a six-foot hole with dirt

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2006, 10:48 PM

Updated 6,704 days ago

Share:

Plumbing company cited for safety violations in wake of Greenburgh trench collapse
An Elmsford plumbing and heating company is being cited for lapses in safety that caused a trench to collapse on a worker in Greenburgh.
Ricardo Gutierrez, 27, was trapped in a six-foot hole with dirt up to his neck after a trench collapsed behind a house on Ardsley Road Thursday. Rescue workers freed Gutierrez after an hour and a half and he was rushed to Westchester Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
Greenburgh's fire marshal issued a summons Friday to the contractor on the job, Rodrick Plumbing and Heating. Reports show the trench was not shored up, which allowed the shift in tree roots to cause the collapse. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is also on the scene to compile its own safety report.
Related story Worker rescued from Greenburgh trench collapse


More from News 12
0:22
Yorktown police: 2 missing Westchester teens located

Yorktown police: 2 missing Westchester teens located

2:31
STORM WATCH: Severe thunderstorms with hail possible Thursday before beautiful conditions on Friday

STORM WATCH: Severe thunderstorms with hail possible Thursday before beautiful conditions on Friday

1:56
Realtors association speaks out against Mount Vernon real estate transfer tax hike

Realtors association speaks out against Mount Vernon real estate transfer tax hike

1:40
Officials: Dozens of suspects rounded up in raids as part of ‘largest gun trafficking case’ in Orange County history

Officials: Dozens of suspects rounded up in raids as part of ‘largest gun trafficking case’ in Orange County history

2:36
Meet the majority owner of Westchester Soccer Club, the county's new USL team

Meet the majority owner of Westchester Soccer Club, the county's new USL team

0:37
ArtsWestchester names long-time official as its CEO

ArtsWestchester names long-time official as its CEO

2:31
Questions over affordable housing in Mamaroneck at center of community meeting

Questions over affordable housing in Mamaroneck at center of community meeting

0:40
​​City of Yonkers receives designation as WWII Heritage City

​​City of Yonkers receives designation as WWII Heritage City

1:45
Rockland school district's $331M budget fails to pass by nearly 400 votes

Rockland school district's $331M budget fails to pass by nearly 400 votes

1:41
Mount Vernon catches up on inspections of community public spaces

Mount Vernon catches up on inspections of community public spaces

0:56
Mount Vernon native Sean 'Diddy' Combs faces another sexual assault lawsuit

Mount Vernon native Sean 'Diddy' Combs faces another sexual assault lawsuit

1:40
Newburgh school district leaders face difficult choices after voters reject budget

Newburgh school district leaders face difficult choices after voters reject budget

RESULTS: News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley School Vote 2024

RESULTS: News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley School Vote 2024

0:40
Police: Minisink school bus aide charged with sexual abuse of 8-year-old girl

Police: Minisink school bus aide charged with sexual abuse of 8-year-old girl

0:33
Hudson Valley Dodge manager killed in incident at dealership

Hudson Valley Dodge manager killed in incident at dealership

2:45
Chappaqua, East Ramapo, and Newburgh reject school budgets; Clarkstown OKs 4% increase for schools

Chappaqua, East Ramapo, and Newburgh reject school budgets; Clarkstown OKs 4% increase for schools

0:22
Poughkeepsie man arrested on drug charges, accused of selling cocaine

Poughkeepsie man arrested on drug charges, accused of selling cocaine

0:40
Ramapo incident reports list tickets, charges against Monsey bus drivers who struck kids

Ramapo incident reports list tickets, charges against Monsey bus drivers who struck kids

1:10
Headlines: Woman steals $97,000 from business, health insurance fraud, Stony Point home invasion

Headlines: Woman steals $97,000 from business, health insurance fraud, Stony Point home invasion