Tag: fatal fall

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Investigation finds Georgia construction contractor could have prevented worker’s fatal fall

May 9, 2024


A Georgia construction contractor’s failure to enforce safety regulations at an Arcadia, Florida worksite led to a 31-year-old steel erector suffering fatal fall injuries, an incident caused by the same workplace safety violations for which federal inspectors cited the employer […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Washington State Safety Officials Cite Contractor After Worker’s Fatal Fall

September 8, 2023

Via: ENR

Inspectors with the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries found that flipper deck platforms were not used in line with the manufacturer’s specifications on a jobsite where a worker was killed in a fall earlier this year. Officials cited […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction employers run afoul of fall protection regs

September 16, 2019


A fatal fall was among the OSHA enforcement cases finalized over the past few days – violations that show a persistent failure among some construction industry employers to address fall hazards. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction. […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction worker dies after falling more than 30 feet off overpass

July 17, 2019


A construction worker died after he fell June 21st from the flyover being built over Beltway 8 near Highway 288 in the Houston area. The incident occurred about 4:30 a.m. along the South Beltway feeder road heading west toward Highway […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor’s defense in fatal fall: Victim was a subcontractor, not an employee

June 17, 2019


A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Florida construction fall reveals a host of hazards

June 3, 2019


OSHA inspectors who arrived at a Florida construction site to investigate an employee’s near-fatal fall found didn’t have to look far to find fall and other safety hazards at the project. Three of the four Florida-based residential contractors involved with […]