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Douglas B M Ehlke

Douglas B M Ehlke


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Ehlke Law Offices
Tukwila, WA

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Case Results of Douglas B M Ehlke

Vacated
Allegedly no guarding on a walking/working surface
A construction company was cited for allegedly not guarding a walking/working surface with unprotected sides and edges. Proposed Citation and Penalty: 1 serious, 1 general $5,400.00.00

Vacated
Allegedly not having employee wear fall protection equipment
A construction company was cited for allegedly not having employees not wearing FP on a steep pitched roof and no Fall Protection Work Plan (FPWP). Proposed Citation and Penalty: 2 Repeat Serious, 1 General $43,200.00

Dismissed
Alleged wrongful termination and retaliation
A major dam project company who does maintenance work on dams all over the country was accused by an ex-employee of wrongful termination and retaliation for filing an L&I worker’s compensation claim. This ex-employee was seeking $881,232.00 in damages. A hearing was held before an arbitrator.

Dismissed
Alleged Lack Of Permits
A telecommunications company was cited for allegedly not having an electrical permit to perform the work, electrical inspections and using employees not trained to install electrical cables. Proposed Citations and Penalty: 3 citations (42 items) $6,900.00

Vacated
Allegedly Employees Not Wearing Fall Protection
A telecommunications company was cited for an alleged employee up on a roof without fall protection on. Proposed Citation and Penalty: 1 Serious, $900.00

Vacated
Alleged Machine Guarding and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
A metalspinning company had an employee fatality and was cited for alleged machine guarding and lockout tagout (LOTO). Proposed Citations and Penalty: 3 Serious, 7 Willful, $511,000.00 Outcome: Citations were vacated at trial, OSHA appealed, and the case was argued all the way to the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court Of Appeals en banc (full panel of Judges).

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