When OSHA inspects scaffolding, it’s not enough to have erected it properly. The agency also looks at the integrity of the component parts.
OSHA has fined LandCoast Insulation, Inc., $72,000 for alleged safety violations in a scaffolding collapse that left one worker dead and six injured.
The scaffold collapsed inside a plant in Mississippi.
OSHA issued one willful citation for $63,000 for substituting weaker horizontal scaffold components.
LandCoast also faces two serious citations for $9,000 for using damaged scaffold components and for failing to provide employees with effective training.
An OSHA official says the company’s use of weaker parts directly led to the structure’s collapse and the worker’s death.
The company has 15 days to decide whether to contest the fines.
You can read more about this case here.