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OSHA Cites Contractors for Deadly Georgia Bridge Demolition Collapse

May 9, 2022

Via: ENR

Two Georgia contractors have received federal citations with proposed penalties of nearly $57,000 for their roles in an October 2021 bridge demolition collapse that killed one worker and injured another.

An investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that Georgia Bridge and Concrete LLC of Tucker, Ga., and B&D Concrete Cutting, Inc. of Atlanta failed to conduct a proper engineering survey before allowing workers to begin dismantling the 310-ft-long, 43.25-ft-wide Access Road Bridge spanning the Yellow River adjacent to Interstate 20 in Covington, Ga. Demolition of the 84-year-old, four-span structure was the first phase of a $3.1-million replacement project led by Georgia Bridge and Concrete for the Georgia Dept. of Transportation, and had reportedly gotten underway on October 18, 2021

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