OSHA has cited SP&K Construction, a Brooklyn contractor, for safety violations in connection with a fatal structural collapse in Brighton Beach. The accident, which killed one worker and injured four others, occurred Nov. 8, 2011.
Federal safety inspectors say that the condominium building was poorly constructed and inadequately braced when workers began pouring concrete on the fourth and fifth floors. The fourth and fifth floors collapsed onto the third, which also gave way. Some workers fell as far as 40 feet and were buried in rubble.
Co-workers dug by hand through the debris to free the injured employees. The worker who died survived the fall, but suffered a fatal heart attack later that day.
OSHA cited SP&K for inadequate bracing, poor training and inspection practices and lack of fall protection in levying the fines of $77,880.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/32496/brighton-beach-condo-collapse-draws-osha-fines "
- How should we handle a termination when both the FMLA and short-term disability are in play?
- Make sure promotion panels don't know anything about candidates' prior complaints
- UAW, Caterpillar workers sue for the right to smoke
- OSHA claims Illinois Central railroaded whistle-blower
- What do you do when the big boss is a harasser?