NAMPA - The widow of a man killed in a trench collapse in Boise has filed a precursor to a lawsuit against several government agencies.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Misty Smith names the Idaho Public Works Contractors License Board, the Idaho Division of Building Safety, the Idaho Public Works Commission, the Boise Public Works Department and the city of Boise in the tort claim.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a lack of training by Hard Rock Construction was a factor in the deaths of 36-year-old Bert Smith of Caldwell and 26-year-old Ernesto Saucedo-Zapata of Nampa on May 3 while they put in a sewer line.
The company is appealing those findings.
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