On June 13th we published a story, by Bay City News, titled “Fremont construction company held responsible for worker’s death.” The Bay City News story incorrectly reported that, “[a]ccording to [Erika] Monterroza, a spokeswoman for Cal/OSHA, once the department had completed its criminal investigation, it would hand the case over to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office for further action. In fact, Cal/OSHA will not make a decision as to whether or not it will refer the case to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office until after its ongoing investigation has been completed.

In addition, the Bay City News story may have given the impression that Cal/OSHA found the failure to have an injury or illness prevention plan, heat illness prevention plan, or communication plan in place in case of an emergency the fault of the employees, rather than the employer, U.S.-Sino Investment, Inc. KTSF would like to take this opportunity to clarify that, at the conclusion of its civil investigation, Cal/OSHA found that U.S.-Sino Investment, Inc. was responsible for the failure to have these plans in place.

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