OSHA cited a Georgia contractor following the death of a 24-year-old worker who was struck when the fork attachment on a front-end loader dislodged.
This incident occurred while the worker was holding a stake as the heavy piece of equipment drove the stake into the ground to install a stanchion for GPS equipment.
The worker was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, according to a Department of Labor news release.
Company: Mathis Grading, Cumming, GA
Business: Site preparation contractors
Reasons for fine:
One serious violation for failure to:
- provide employment free from recognized struck-by hazards that could cause death or serious physical harm
One other-than serious violation for failure to:
- report employee death within eight hours of incident