SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors have charged the president of a construction company and two employees with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a worker who was run over by a steamroller.
The district attorney’s office announced the charges on Wednesday against LC General Engineering and Construction, Inc. President Michael Sommer, project manager Manuel Silao and foreman Ramiro Pena.READ MORE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Driving Rains, Gusty Winds, Flash Flood Fears
Prosecutors say the men allowed a worker to operate the steamroller even though he had not received proper training and had never previously operated the machine. The worker lost control of the steamroller in January 2016, and it crushed a co-worker.
Prosecutors say Pena pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Sommer and Silao have not yet been arraigned. It was not clear whether they had attorneys.READ MORE: Evacuation Warnings Issued for San Mateo County Areas Burned by CZU Lightning Complex Fire
Phone messages at the company were not immediately returned.
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