11 Contractors Fined for Fall Hazards at N.Y. Project (4/21)
"This situation is unacceptable. Falls are the number one killer in construction work," said Arthur Dube, OSHA's Buffalo area director."
OSHA's conducted an inspection in response to a complaint alleging fall hazards. The agency identified a variety of such hazards, including lack of fall protection for employees working at heights of six feet or greater; missing or inadequate guardrails; an uncovered storm drain; ladder deficiencies; a missing stairway, ramp or ladder; an employee tied off to the basket of a boom truck while standing on a roof; and lack of fall protection training and programs, according to the report.