Construction firm fined $7k in bridge accident

A construction firm in Minnesota was ordered to pay a fine worth $7,000 in connection to an accident that occurred last November in which a worker fell from a bridge on I-90, LaCrosseTribune.com reported on April 10.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers Ames Construction’s violation as “serious” after 19-year-old Logan Goodell fell from a bridge from an estimated height of 45 feet. Goodell suffered serious injuries after falling from the bridge on November 9, 2013. Though Goodell was properly restrained by harnesses, OSHA said that workers who are doing a job on a surface that is six feet or higher should have more protections in place to prevent falls.

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