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Electrocution Brings $201K in Fines Against Masonry Contractor

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 440 | 0 | 0 min read

A Pittsburgh masonry company may have to pay $201,354 in penalties to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations that led to the electrocution of a 21-year-old laborer during a restoration project.  OSHA said in a press release Tuesday that it issued citations for two willful and five serious violations against Ski Masonry after investigating the fatal accident on April 20. The company allowed employees to work within 10 feet of overhead, energized and uninsulated electrical lines, failed to provide fall protection and used scaffolding without a sec...

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