On Monday afternoon, a 31-year-old worker suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from a structure where he was working. Several beams had reportedly given way and the worker’s safety line was attached to one of the beams, so the falling beam pulled off the wall. He apparently suffered head trauma and was taken to the emergency room following the construction accident.
An official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was en route to the area to investigate the cause of the industrial accident.
OSHA already conducted a safety check at the job site at the end of May and found no violations. However, the same company paid $5,000 in fines for serious violations of their ‘fall protection systems’ at a different job site in 2009.
Source: Construction worker injured in fall, ArgusLeader.com, August 24, 2010
Omaha Man Pulled Off Wall At Sanford Job Site, Keloland.com, August 23, 2010
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