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Biggest OSHA fines of Q3 2020

Just as in the second quarter of 2020, federal and state OSHA officials have not let the COVID-19 pandemic stand in the way of inspecting jobsites and, if necessary, levying large fines against contractors that they believe are not providing the safest working environment possible.

Half of the employers on this quarter’s list suffered a worker fatality, two as the result of trench collapses and one from a fall. Fall protection is one of the 10 most violated OSHA standards and is also one of the agency’s “Fatal Four,” which are the leading causes of private-sector construction deaths.

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