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    :: Monday, April 10, 2006 ::

    Worker Injury Lands Employer in Jail - Occupational Hazards
    The owner of a Bronx company has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for reckless endangerment and environmental crimes for his role in an incident in which an employee nearly died from exposure to illegally released toxic substances.

    The charges stemmed from an April 2004 incident in which a worker was rescued from an underground tank at the Bronx Auto Venture junkyard. Owner John Chiapperino and yard manager Sinforiano Calix had directed the worker to enter the tank – which contained thousands of gallons of automotive petroleum waste products released during vehicle dismantling and crushing – to perform maintenance without any protective equipment.
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