Employee complaints spark second investigation following Durham bus driver’s death
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has launched a second investigation into Durham School Services in Spokane.
An L&I spokesperson confirmed the latest investigation is related to employee complaints specific to possible COVID safety issues, like a lack of social distancing and not enforcing mask use.
Earlier this month, L&I launched their first investigation following a Spokane school bus attendant’s COVID-related death. Dave Simpson, 62, was one of 36 local Durham employees in quarantine because of COVID-19 exposure.
As part of that investigation, L&I said it will look into the employer’s COVID safety and health policies and procedures, then determine if there were any violations of state workplace safety and health requirements.
L&I has the ability to fine and cite businesses for workplace safety and health violations.
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