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Forestry Service Fined in Workers’ Fatal Crash

From Times Wire Reports

The government said it is fining a forestry service $17,000 for failing to ensure the safety of 14 migrant workers who died in a van crash north of Portland.

The Labor Department also said it has begun working to revoke the license of Evergreen Forestry Services as a farm labor contractor.

The migrant workers were killed Sept. 12 when their company van skidded off a bridge in the wilderness of northern Maine. Only one person survived the crash, the deadliest in state history. The migrants included 10 Hondurans and four Guatemalans.


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