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Cedar Point Amusement Park Fined After Worker Falls Through Roof

Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, faces penalties of more than $142,000 for safety violations that federal investigators said contributed to the serious injury of a park employee. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the injury occurred on April 11 when a three-person crew was working on top of a structure to remove insulating blankets and covers from the roof. One of the employees crashed through a skylight on the roof and fell 13 feet to the concrete floor below. OSHA didn’t say what the nature of the worker’s injuries was but described them as ... Read More

Fall Prevention Training Debuts on OSHA Top 10 Violations List

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) processes the information culled from its inspections of U.S. workplaces and derives a list of the Top 10 most frequently cited violations. Other than changing rank, the entries on the Top 10 list seldom change. But in fiscal year 2017, a new entry made its way onto the OSHA list for the first time: Fall Protection – Training Requirements. These are violations of regulations mandating how workers at risk of falling hazards on the job should be properly and adequately trained in fall prevention. OSHA reported that there were 1,724 violations ... Read More

Texas company hit with heavy fine for refusing workers fall protection

After asking for a safety harness, a temporary worker without the proper fall-protection equipment plummeted 12 feet through a roof at a construction site, resulting in multiple fractures to his arms and a number of severe contusions. Federal safety regulators who investigated the case also found that the worker’s employer, Cotton Commercial USA of Katy, Texas, waited three days to report the injury when federal law requires employers to report injuries within 24 hours. “Falls kill workers, but they are preventable,” said Dr. David Michaels of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). “Cotton Commercial denied its workers the safety ... Read More