The government’s civil investigation into the Copper Lounge Building Collapse and OSHA’s fines against Hultgren Construction may be delayed.
The Department of Labor says it doesn’t want civil proceedings to interfere with the ongoing criminal enforcement process.
Court documents say both investigations, which could result in criminal charges, will take at least another year.
According to court papers, Aaron Hultgren was instrumental in reviewing and approving decisions associated with the Lewis Drug Project.
The government says Hultgren directed “day to day” activities of Hultgren Construction employees.
Hultgren Construction has filed for bankruptcy, but according to the petition filed in court, if Hultgren Construction can’t pay civil penalties, the criminal prosecution could result in “incarceration, penalties and restitution.”