INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Department of Public Works has taken disciplinary actions against four of its workers following the death of one worker earlier in April.
DPW announced Friday that four employees played roles in falsifying official records related to the accident that killed DPW Solid Waste employee Thomas Welch on April 8, according to a release.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Solid Waste Administrator John Workman altered a training document for Welch. He also told DPW supervisor Scott Hendrickson to collect other maintenance documents and make then "right."
Hendrickson, along with two other DPW supervisors, Willie Henson and James Edwards, signed and backdated more than a dozen vehicle maintenance logs.
DPW says the Vehicle Check Sheets in question are used to note vehicle performance and maintenance issues – they were not altered, but rather signed and backdated.
Workman and Hendrickson have been terminated and Henson and Edwards have been suspended for five days.
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