OSHA Cites Demolition Firm in Fatal Falls

December 31, 2018
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Two workers fell from a suspended scaffold while cutting pipes on a demolition project in St. Louis, Missouri, leading the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the company for failing to provide fall protection.

According to OSHA, World Wrecking and Scrap Salvage Services—owned by Keith Hanford—“failed to ensure that employees used a vertical life line and other fall protection; conduct regular inspections of the scaffold equipment; adequately train workers to recognize and avoid fall hazards; and properly ground an electric motor used on the scaffold.”

The company faces penalties of $23,280.

Source: OSHA