Substantial Share of Contractor Electrocution Deaths are Construction Workers

OSHA has also made electrical safety a priority. In October, the agency cited Pennsylvania contractor Insight Pipe Contracting with two serious and three willful violations, which came with proposed fines totaling $331,101, after a worker died from electrocution. OSHA said Insight employees were making a sewer repair when the employee was killed. Two others were injured after they tried to assist the first employee. OSHA said Insight had not instituted proper procedures for entering a confined space; had not trained its employees on the potential hazards of entering, exiting or working in confined spaces; did not conduct atmospheric testing before letting employees inside the sewer line; did not use a retrieval line and did not pull the right permits.  READ MORE

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