State workplace regulators are issuing tens of thousands of dollars in fines against two private contractors that employed men who were killed and seriously injured working the costliest wildfire in U.S. history.
California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is handing down five citations to Czirban Concrete Construction, a small Coarsegold (Madera County) firm that employed Robert Reagan.
The 35-year-old resident from the Fresno County town of Friant died July 26, 2016, four days after the Soberanes Fire began. The bulldozer he was operating near Big Sur tipped over on a steep embankment and pinned him to the ground, marking the first bulldozer operator fatality in a California wildfire in nearly nine years. READ MORE