A roofing contractor says competing companies have started an “OSHA war” by reporting violations by their competitors. He says he now…Click to continue
OSHA hits the construction industry particularly hard. Workers in this industry also face more hazards than employees in many others. Work crews that are more mobile add even more difficulty to construction companies’ efforts to keep their workers safe.
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An employee was on an allowed lunch break. When he went just across the street from where he was working to eat his sandwich, he was injured. Should he get workers’ comp benefits?
OSHA says when a roofer moved a ladder, it came in contact with a power line and electrocuted him. The employer presented three arguments why $84,000 in OSHA fines should be thrown out.
OSHA can’t send people responsible for workplace safety to jail. But they can refer cases to local prosecutors who are able to seek prison time. That’s what happened in this case, and now two men will be locked up.
The owner of a construction company could go to jail for not reporting an employee’s foot injury that resulted in an amputation.