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Powell and Hodgson were killed when they fell 80 feet from a crane. Mark Robert Powell (superintendent and father of Marcus Powell, deceased), was using a crane to hoist the two deceased workers into the air to inspect and repair a broken cable on another crane. According to Cal/OSHA, the rigging on their crane-hoisted platform failed. Cal/OSHA inspectors said the supervisors failed to inspect the crane and personnel lifting equipment and said this was the root cause of the incident.


Deputy District Attorney Martha Holzapfel

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May 30, 2014

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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Marcus Zane Powell 25 Unavailable Disney Construction Fatality
Glenn Hodgson 49 Unavailable Disney Construction Fatality


Name Type Title Plea Information Conviction Sentence
Marcus Robert Powell Individual Superintendent Pleaded not guilty The court dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charges, but the two counts of labor violations causing a workers death, which are federal misdemeanor charges, were not dismissed.
Penal Crimes Charged

Involuntary Manslaughter (2 counts); Labor Code violation causing death to an employee (Cal. Lab. Code Sec. 6425)

Other Crimes Charged

Labor Code violation causing death to an employee (Cal. Lab. Code Sec. 6425)