Asphalt contractor’s tab for firing hours of service-wise staff nears $1M

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Finding Asphalt Specialists Inc. violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by terminating a foreman and two truck drivers who had expressed hours of service compliance concerns, OSHA has ordered the Pontiac, Mich., paving contractor to pay $954,000 in back wages plus compensatory and punitive damages.

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