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OSHA Issues "Call to Action" to NJ Construction Companies to Ensure Safety| NJ Construction Accident Lawyers


Posted on May 29, 2012

In light of the recent deaths of New Jersey construction workers who fell from heights above six feet,  the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a “call to action” to New Jersey construction companies on May 21, 2012 calling on construction companies to ensure that construction workers working above 6 feet have the proper fall protection. 

The most recent death happened on May 18, 2012, when a construction worker at a Secaucus construction site fell out of an aerial lift basket.  The other three accidents also involved workers who fell from heights:

  • a worker fell through a roof into a vat of acid in Clifton;
  • a worker fell from a roof in Bayonne; and
  • a worker fell while installing a steel frame in Madison.

None of the workers had adequate fall protection, i.e., guardrails, safety nets or harnesses.  OSHA is urging NJ construction company workers to use safety equipment to prevent accidents, falls and deaths.

In April, OSHA began its Fall Prevention Campaign and asks employers and construction companies to follow 3 easy steps to prevent accidents:

  • plan ahead to get the job done safely;
  • provide the right equipment; and
  • train workers to use the equipment properly.

 

If you were injured at a construction site accident and would like to know whether you have a case, contact our experienced Philadelphia, PA & NJ construction accident lawyers to evaluate your case.  Construction accident cases are complicated and you need a seasoned attorney to evaluate your case.  Call 877.944.8396.

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