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Aldermen Discuss Workers’ Safety

The Town of Gainesboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session last Thursday and discussed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training for the safety of city employees.

Alderman Travis Agee made the recommendation that employees take a 10-hour training course for waterline workers with at least one person having a more advanced 30-hour training.

Agee explained that no one currently has the training and the majority of the city’s waterlines are at least three feet or deeper.

“We’re already pushing the limits and I think it is unsafe,” he said.

Agee said his biggest concern is a trench caving in on someone.

The training for employees as well as a 30-hour training course would rid the city of some liability if an incident was to happen.

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