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OSHA Proposes $129K in Fines After Worker Falls 40 Feet

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 501 | 0 | 0 min read

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $129,500 in fines against a Ohio steel plant, alleging that a lack of fall protection contributed to an accident that left a 39-year-old worker with several broken bones. The worker fell more than 40 feet on Aug. 7, 2015 while conducting maintenance on a crane at TimkenSteel's plant in Faircrest, Ohio. OSHA cited the company for two repeated and three serious safety violations. OSHA said crane maintenance workers were exposed to falls due to a lack of guardrails and protective equipment. The company also failed ...

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