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Scaffold Accidents

OSHA May Levy Fines Following A Workplace Fall From Ladder Or Scaffold

A March 2014 press release from the U.S. Department of Labor has outlined the findings of an investigation into a fatal fall from scaffolding. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched the investigation following the accident that occurred on September 20, 2013 at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Ga. Fall From Scaffolding A worker 42 years of age was working on scaffolding outside of a residence hall that put him about 19-feet off the ground. He subsequently fell from the scaffolding and did not survive. Now, OSHA has found that the employer, Jack Smiley, d/b/a Smiley Plaster Company, was at fault...

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Scaffolding Accident Lawyer Notes Collapse Of Scaffolding Under An Interstate

A scaffolding collapse left three workers dangling a hundred feet in the air in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During the afternoon of Feb. 10, the workers were involved in a project directly underneath a very busy overpass for Interstate 95. Below them was the New River and railroad tracks for the CSX Railroad. Worker Hospitalized Then, scaffolding that they were working on collapsed and dropped to the tracks and water below. As the scaffolding failed, a fourth worker was thrown onto some of the scaffolding debris. He was identified as a trauma alert and transported to the Broward Health Medical Center. Although he...

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Leading Cause of Construction Accidents: A Fall from a Ladder or Scaffold

Although there are many types of construction accidents, by far the most common one is a fall from a ladder or scaffold. In fact, there are so many of these types of falls that OSHA has developed a fall safety campaign to help bring awareness to these injuries, as many can be prevented by using safe practices in the workplace. Falls often happen whenever the right ladder for the job is not provided. The ladder may not be tall enough or be capable of carrying the right amount of weight. It can be expensive to have multiple ladders on hand for...

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