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OSHA cites Florida construction contractor after fatal incident

April 19, 2022


A federal investigation into how a 47-year-old carpenter was fatally injured on Oct. 6, 2021, at the Pinellas Gateway Express project in Clearwater, Florida found his employer violated safety standards by allowing workers to remain in a crane load’s danger zone.

The incident occurred as the employee of Archer Western – De Moya JV II, along with five other employees, worked inside a trench box cutting concrete piles used to build footers for elevated lanes of the expressway.

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