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Columbia fined ror safety violation that led to death

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Aug 27, 2001 | 3:03pm EDT

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) on Friday fined Sony's Columbia Pictures $58,805 for violations on the set of the upcoming Spider-Man movie that led to the death of a crew worker. The agency found that the company improperly modified a forklift to operate like a camera crane and that it later crashed into a construction basket in which 45-year-old construction worker Tim Holcombe was riding while welding a set.

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