Man indicted for lying to OSHA about fatal accident

Peter Nees, 49, charged with making false statement

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Ponte Vedra has been indicted on charges of making false statements to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration during an official investigation into a fatal accident, the Department of Justice said.

Officials said Peter Nees, 49, gave OSHA investigators a false statement that he did not alter the scene of the accident in any way after it occurred.

The DOJ said Nees knew his statement to OSHA was false.

If convicted, Nees faces a maximum of 15 years in federal prison.

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