Maggio Drilling Inc.


Employee suffocated when he became trapped in a 33 feet deep elevator shaft. Evidence showed that he was not wearing a safety harness. The company failed to shore the trench, provide a safety harness, and monitor the air in the elevator shaft. By the time the employee was rescued and taken to the hospital, he could not be resuscitated. (Date below is approximate.)

Joseph Sidler
Incident Type: Suffocation
County: Los Angeles
State: CA
Date: Jan. 1, 1985
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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Kevin Bauman Unavailable Unavailable Maggio Drilling Fatality
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Michael Maggio Individual President Pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter Sentenced to serve somewhere between 45 to 60 days in county jail and required as a condition of probation to adopt and implement a comprehensive accident prevention plan for his company. At least one news account indicates he received 5 years of probation and was ordered to compensate Bauman's family $12,000.
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Involuntary Manslaughter
Other Crimes: Unavailable