An Illinois roofing contractor has been cited by OSHA 19 times for fall hazards since 2006. An OSHA official said the contractor has shown “utter indifference” to the law.
Falls From Height
Slips, trips and falls are routinely one of the top causes of injuries in workplaces. They also subtract from a company’s bottom line due to medical and workers’ comp insurance, lost productivity and retraining costs.
* Press Information <http://www.aamanet.org/news.asp?sect=1&id=38&newsid=217&showarchive=> * AAMA’s Skylight Council publishes Fall Protection paper SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Responding to heightened industry and public concerns about fall prevention, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA’s) Skylight Council has published a position paper entitled Fall Protection, which provides practical suggestions for minimizing and preventing falls through roof openings. Highlighted within […]
Workers’ comp is usually the “exclusive remedy” when an employee is injured on the job, meaning the worker can’t sue the company. But when OSHA issues a willful citation, does that open the door for a successful lawsuit?
Oregon OSHA says workers for this construction company were exposed to hazards that could cause death or serious injury as they worked to restore the Ross Island Bridge in Portland.
From our Bizarre Accidents File: When it comes to injuries involving falls from heights, your first thought probably goes to the person who fell. This story shows others are in danger from falls as well.
Here’s proof that even falls from low heights can be fatal.
OSHA cited a Colorado home manufacturer after two follow-up inspections revealed the employer was exposing employees to fall hazards. Inspectors found the company used damaged scaffolding, didn’t train workers on scaffolding safety and allowed unsafe use of ladders. The follow-up inspections were conducted after OSHA found the “company failed to abate numerous violations found in […]
Five online videos produced by the Ontario, Canada Workplace Safety and Insurance Board emphasize that “there really are no accidents.”
OSHA is issuing maximum fines to a structural steel company after a 22-year-old ironworker fell to his death just weeks after starting his job.
A worker at a grocery store fell 11 feet onto a concrete floor and suffered broken bones and head trauma. Instead of calling 911, store management lifted the worker into a wheelchair and pushed him to a dock to wait for a relative to take him to the hospital.
An important reason to investigate workplace deaths is to prevent similar occurrences. Here are two recent worker fatalities and the potential lessons from both for other employees. They involve a sewer worker and a street sweeper.
A man suffered fatal injuries while working alone on his family farm in Herkimer, NY.
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