Tumwater glass company fined in construction accident that killed Lacey man

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has fined Cardinal Coated Glass of Tumwater $3,500 for “safety violations” in the construction accident that took the life of Christopher Benson, 23, of Lacey.

The construction accident occurred in August when Benson was found dead on the plant floor. The investigation of Benson’s death found that he had tripped and fallen on the edge of a pane of glass, severing an artery.

In specifying the fine, the Department of L & I said that the steps in the plant were “too narrow and far apart.” According to King 5.com, Cardinal Glass may appeal the fine.

Benson was employed by Cardinal Glass for two years and was the father of a 3-year-old son.

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