What Does it Cost To Fail to Protect Your Workers From Falling off a Balcony?

From Construction.     Comes this report on a balcony collapse…

OSHA has cited Martin's Concrete Construction,Stir Construction Inc.,and JM Construction for serious and repeat safety violations following an incident at an Austin,Texas,construction site that resulted in injuries to three workers. Proposed penalties for the companies total $143,880.

OSHA's Austin Area Office initiated an investigation on June 24 following a report that a third-floor balcony had collapsed at a construction site. Three employees of Martin's Concrete Construction fell 16 feet to the ground and received medical treatment for their injuries.

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