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Two companies cited over fatal fall

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two companies for safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries at a site Utica, Mississippi.

Midway Tower Service Inc was cited for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards, failing to remove or replace damaged attachments between the hook of a crane and the load, and for not capping the ends of rebar. OSHA also cited Bracken Equipment Holdings LLC, a crane rental company, for not removing damaged equipment from service. The companies face US$20,990 in proposed penalties.

“It is vital to establish and implement a comprehensive safety and health program that effectively addresses the hazards associated with communication tower work,” said OSHA Jackson area office director Courtney Bohannon.

The companies have 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.

 

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This article was published on 18 Sep 2018 (last updated on 18 Sep 2018).

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