A former OSHA inspector from Wichita was recently charged in federal court for submitting fake reports, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom reported.
The Wichita Eagle reported that Douglas McComb, 64, is charged with three counts of making false inspection reports while he was working for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The crimes are alleged to have taken place in September 2009, October 2009 and March 2010. (WCxKit)
According to the indictment, McComb, while employed as a compliance safety and health officer, allegedly filed three reports that indicated he had conducted an inspection when in fact he had not.
1. Reporting on Sept. 11, 2009, that he conducted an inspection at Cornejo & Sons Constructions work site at 10333 E. 21st in Wichita.
2. Reporting on Oct. 6, 2009, that he conducted an inspection at Dondlinger & Sons Constructions work site at I-135 and 47th Street South in Wichita.
3. Reporting on March 10, 2010, that he conducted an inspection at Weigel Constructions work site at 19945 W. 161st in Olathe. (WCxKit)
If convicted, McComb is looking at a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.
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