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BWC Cites Cincinnati for 12 Violations After Worker Electrocuted

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 331 | 0 | 9 min read

The City of Cincinnati violated 12 safety standards in June when an employee was electrocuted while installing a surveillance camera near electrical lines, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation said in a preliminary report this week. Leroy Garrison, 48, was killed when he was working alone in a bucket truck and came into contact with the power lines, according to the BWC and a local news report. The bureau's investigation concluded that city employees had not been properly trained, that Garrison was not using insulated tools, voltages were not properly marked, lockout procedure...

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