You’ve probably heard about OSHA inspections in which the inspector “just happened to be driving by” a construction site, saw problems and decided to take a look. In this case, all the inspectors had to do was look outside their windows.
OSHA inspectors are looking into how two men working on scaffolding outside the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, MO, received shocks in separate incidents.
The inspectors work inside the building.
The two workers were taken to a hospital for observation and released. They’d been replacing windows and doing waterproofing. The job site has been shut down until inspectors figure out how the scaffolding became electrified.
Bill McDonald, director of the local OSHA office, said he could see the scaffolding from his office window.
“We’ve got 16 inspectors going in and out of the building,” he said. “We can keep a pretty close eye on things.”