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Court Upholds Safety Citation for Worker's Fall During Construction Project

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 0

A California appellate court upheld a safety citation against a construction company for a worker who fell while assisting the building of a freeway bridge. Case: Atkinson Construction LP v. Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (Department of Industrial Relations), No. C091705, 01/12/2022, unpublished. Facts: On June 18, 2014, Atkinson Construction LP was erecting falsework for a freeway bridge it was constructing near Seal Beach. The falsework plan for the overcrossing required placement of three steel beams, each weighing approximately 60,000 pounds, a few inches apart, on top of ...

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