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OSHA fines Montana highway contractor $225K for burns, fall

Nelcon was also cited by the Mine Safety and Health Administration — an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor — in August 2017, according to the Billings Gazette, after an excavator and truck tipped into a mine pit while the company’s employees were working on another stretch of the same highway where it incurred the most recent OSHA violations.

Highway work poses serious safety risks to workers, according to OSHA, including fall, electrical, struck-by and caught-between hazards. Since work started on the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Florida, for instance, there have been four deaths from struck-by incidents.

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