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NYC construction worker fatally struck by stone slab

OSHA has requirements for the assembly of all types of scaffolding, including suspended systems like the one reportedly used by Vlad. As a general rule, suspended scaffolding systems are supposed to be anchored only to stable building components capable of supporting four times the maximum intended load.

There was no indication whether Salinas was wearing a hardhat or other head protection or where exactly on the head the stone hit him, so it’s not yet known if a lack of personal protective equipment played a role in his death.

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