A Dracut, Massachusetts construction company has been fined $14,700 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following the death of a construction worker on June 3. Robert Augeri, 31, a worker employed by Brox Industries was working on an overnight highway paving project on Interstate 495 when he was killed by a Mack drump truck. It was the first fatal accident in a Massachusetts Highway Department construction zone in more than a decade.
According to regional director for public affairs with the US Department of Labor, OSHA is still investigating the company that owned the dump truck. It has six months from the time of the construction accident to conclude its investigation.
Brox was cited for three different safety violations: not properly training each employee on how to avoid unsafe conditions, not adequately illuminating the work areas, and not developing safety programs for directing trucks in areas where workers are on foot. OSHA considers these violations to be serious, according to the citation.
OSHA fines company in worker’s death on I-495, The Eagle-Tribune, November 1, 2008
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