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OSHA fines companies for fall hazards

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A report today on OccupationalHazards.com said that OSHA fined two contractors in Massachusetts for exposing their employees to fall hazards at residential construction sites. Many worksite fatalities in the construction industry occur because of falls.

“Falls are the No. 1 killer in construction,” said Francis Pagliuca, OSHA’s area director for Middlesex and Essex counties. “Workers’ lives are needlessly placed at risk when effective fall protection is absent. While it’s fortunate that no one was killed at these worksites, the potential for death or disabling injuries was real and present.”

The companies fined are Shawnlee Construction LLC and Miranda Construction.

If you or someone you know has experienced a worksite injury, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney for a free case evaluation.