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What Not to Do: Construction Contractor Charged With Lying to OSHA


Seyfarth Synopsis: A construction contractor twice orders, via text message, his employees to work on a roof, and both times the employees fall through. The contractor later testifies in a deposition that he did not ask them to work on the roof. Lesson No. 1: don’t lie when you’re providing sworn testimony, especially when there exists discoverable evidence to the contrary. Lesson No. 2: be properly prepared and familiar with all relevant facts before providing testimony or statements during an investigation.

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