KTI fined in electrocution death
Wilton-based KTI Utility Construction has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor for two serious violations that resulted in the electrocution death of a Danbury man last June 9 after replacing utility poles near 31 Rivergate Drive.
Marcos Silva, 44, also known was Marcos DaSilva, was an employee of KTI, a drilling contracting company, which was cited
for failing to operate mechanical equipment at a safe distance from an exposed power line, and for not having a worker ensure that a safe distance was observed and to warn anyone operating too close to an exposed power line.
KTI Utility Construction was originally issued a $2,800 fine. The company reportedly settled on $2,000, according to an OSHA spokesman.
The company could not be reached for comment.