LOS ANGELES (AP) — State workplace safety officials plan to fine the Los Angeles County Superior Court system more than $25,000 for alleged violations involving the COVID-19 pandemic.
The system shut down all but the most essential services at the onset of the pandemic in early 2020 but resumed many in-person proceedings in the final months of the year.
About 16 interpreters were exposed to COVID-19 and one died in January 2021, followed by two other court employees that same month and another interpreter in February.
The Los Angeles Times says Cal/OSHA found three violations. The court system disputes the violations and plans to appeal.