OSHA has dropped a proposed fine against an electrical company in Savannah, GA, after company officials met with the agency.
Vos Electric faced a $4,900 fine in the death of Jorge Leandro-Ramirez, who was crushed to death while operating a cherry-picker at a construction site.
OSHA had issued one serious citation in the incident. However, when OSHA had an informal settlement meeting with the company, Vos presented sufficient evidence that convinced OSHA to delete the citation and penalty.
An OSHA official said the fatality occurred despite training provided by the company, not because of a lack of training.
No one else was injured in the incident.