by , on October 29, 2010

OSHA has  proposed that  Modern Painting & Decorating of Springdale Borough in PA be fined $57,900 for workplace safety violations in connection with the death of a worker who  came in contact with a 7,500-volt power line while using a plastic-coated aluminum paint stick with a roller. OSHA claims that  employees were permitted to work to  close to energized electric power circuits.  The standard is 10 ft under most circumstances but that is the distance of the object from the powerlines.

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Hugh Hoagland
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1 Comment on "OSHA fines company $57,900 for electrical fatality"

Gary V - 28 February 2018 Reply

Greed and a uncaring attitude causing loss of innocent life

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