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VOSH Cites HVAC Company After Worker's Fatal Fall

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 205 | 0 | 0 min read

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health issued $225,995 in penalties to James River Air Conditioning Co. in Richmond after a worker fell off a roof and died.  The worker fell 28 feet through an unmarked, unsecured hole cover that did not hold his weight.  The company was issued six citations. Its violations of safety protocol included failing to protect workers from falls of more than 6 feet, failing to mark and secure roof hole covers, and failing to provide hole covers that support the weight of workers and equipment.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inclu...

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