A subcontractor faces an OSHA fine in connection with an incident on the roof of the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium that seriously injured two workers.
OSHA cited Birdair, Inc., of Amherst, NY, for the incident in which two workers slid about 260 feet down the side of the domed roof. One of the workers suffered head and chest trauma and a broken leg. The other hurt his back.
Birdair faces $45,000 in fines for:
- one willful violation for employees not wearing the correct fall protection equipment, and
- one serious violation for workers not trained about hazards associated with falls.
Birdair says it will contest the citations.
An OSHA spokeswoman told the Star-Telegram that the workers were wearing fall protection gear, but it wasn’t tied off in accordance with OSHA standards.
The injured men were among employees finishing work on the stadium’s fabric roof panels.