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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

OSHA Calls Idaho Construction Worker’s Fatal Fall A “Tragic Reminder” of Employer Negligence

Brandon Horine’s first day at work removing shingles from a residential roof in Nampa, Idaho, was also his last. Without required fall-protection equipment in place, the 42-year-old worker fell to the ground on Sept. 12, 2016 – suffering severe brain trauma that ended his life several days later. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the circumstances surrounding Mr. Horine’s death. OSHA authorities found his employer, RP Construction, had violated critical safety rules on the job site, which likely jeopardized Mr. Horine’s life. According to OSHA, RP Construction failed to ensure its workers used fall-protection equipment, and failed to train new ... Read More