OSHA fines contractors in Kansas City workers death

4 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, January 22 2015 Jan 22, 2015 Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:02:42 AM CST January 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined two Missouri-based construction companies a total of $535,000 related to the death of a 22-year-old apprentice iron worker last summer.

The worker, who has never been publicly identified, died July 25 after he fell more than 30 feet while standing on a 9-inch-wide girder. According to OSHA, the two companies did not provide fall protection for the worker.

OSHA fined Fastrack Erectors Inc., a subcontractor based in St. Louis, $511,000 for seven willful and three serious safety violations. The general contractor, ARCO National Construction KC Inc., which has an office in Riverside, was fined $24,000 for four serious violations.

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