OSHA levies fines for no fall protection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Fastrack Erectors Inc., Pacific, Mo., for seven willful and three serious safety violations, and ARCO National Construction Co. Inc., St. Louis, with four serious violations following the death of a 22-year-old apprentice ironworker July 25, 2014.

According to OSHA, the worker fell more than 30 feet to his death while standing on a 9-inch-wide steel girder on a building under construction in Kansas City, Mo. OSHA reports the worker only had been on the job a few weeks and was not provided fall protection.

OSHA's inspection found Fastrack Erectors violated its own safety manual and a signed contract with ARCO National Construction, the site's general contractor. The contract required subcontractors working at heights higher than 6 feet be provided with adequate fall protection.