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Jail Time for Employer in Teen Worker's Death

The owner of a New Hampshire farm was sentenced to ten months in jail for negligent homicide following the death of a 17 year old worker, who was crushed in her barn. Travis DeSimone, 17, died July 3, 2007, when a concrete wall at the farm collapsed, crushing him. OSHA's inspection found that DeSimone and other employees were assigned to work within the wall's collapse zone, even though the fractured and leaning wall presented a clearly recognized hazard.

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