Hundreds of Minneapolis construction workers learn from safety expert
Over 450 workers in Minneapolis recently participated in an event backed by OSHA to learn safety tips in the workplace, Finance & Commerce reported on May 6.
Construction workers listened to Trevor Taylor on how to be properly protected from fall accidents. Data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that out of the 828 construction workers killed in 2013 nationwide, at least 291 of them died from falling. In Minnesota alone, five construction workers died from falls last year, state records revealed. Taylor, who is a safety expert, told participants about the importance of properly inspecting their harness before wearing it. The event was part of the “National Fall Prevention Stand Down,” held from May 4 to 15.
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