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Fatal Fall Leads to $311K in Penalties Against Contractor

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 87 | 0 | 214 min read

A fatal fall in East Boston brought $311,330 in penalties against a Massachusetts contracting company accused of failing to provide workers with fall protection. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Northeast Framing Inc., based in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall in May.  OSHA says the company failed to provide adequate fall protection for employees, despite repeated notifications from the project’s general contractor. The company also failed to train employees to recog...

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