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OSHA cites company in diver's death at Ponte Vedra golf club

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Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
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via Florida Times-Union
The par 3 ninth hole at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.

A Fleming Island golf ball recovery company faces about $56,000 in penalties after OSHA handed out a dozen citations in the Dec. 3 death of an employee diving for errant balls at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.

The citations follow the deaths of three students from a troubled Jacksonville commercial diving training school that has been sued by two families and seen the state and a diving certification agency take action as well.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's workplace safety inspectors said the 26-year-old diver, employed for only three days by Ballhawker of Florida Inc., failed to follow required safety standards that included having adequate supervision and required training.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.