Tens of thousands of construction workers are injured on the job each year. Many of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented if not for the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Employers may cause injuries to their employees when they commit Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) violations, including: violations of fall protection standards; respiratory protection violations; violations involving electrical designs; and machinery violations, among others. These violations can result in “The Fatal Four,” the leading causes of construction site fatalities. “The Fatal Four” include falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and getting caught in between objects.
The first of the fatal four, falling, is the target of a current investigation after a worker fell to his death in Issaquah, Washington. Police and ambulances were called to a construction site at about 9:30 AM near 7th Avenue NW and NW Gilman Boulevard after receiving multiple reports of a man being injured in a fall. According to komonews.com, the construction worker, whose name has yet to be released, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fall.
The forty-six-year-old man was a subcontractor for Fairweather Masonry and was working on an elevated scaffolding to retouch the building’s brick façade. State investigators are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall.
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