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Serious Violation draws serious fines

Posted by Nick Riedman on

On August 14, 2014, a 49-year-old tower worker fell nine stories to his death while painting a communications tower near Stockton, Illinois. OSHA believes the fatality occurred because the man’s employer, Sherwood Tower Service, did not provide an adequate fall protection system while he was working on the tower. They have cited the company for two willful and one serious safety violation. OSHA has also placed Sherwood Tower in its Severe Violator Enforcement program. OSHA has proposed penalties of $114,800 for the company, based in Terre Haute, Indiana. “Three children are without a father because of a preventable tragedy. No...

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