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OSHA proposes $70,000 fine in western Kentucky bridge death

OSHA proposes $70,000 fine in western Kentucky bridge death

Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 9:27 pm
By: AP

 

NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal agency has proposed a $70,000 fine for American Bridge in connection with the death of a worker at a bridge being built over the Tennessee River in western Kentucky. The U.S. Labor Department said Monday that the employee fell about 70 feet from a girder at the site of the U.S. 62/641 bridge being built near Grand Rivers. The Labor Department says the worker was wearing a harness and lanyard but wasn’t secured to an anchorage point. The agency’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited American Bridge for six safety violations and proposed a total of $90,000 in fines. A telephone message left Monday night seeking comment from officials at American Bridge’s headquarters in Pittsburgh was not immediately returned. Published in The Messenge 12.23.08

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