safety violationsBoston Bridge & Steel, Inc. has been cited for safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On December 9, 2013, a Boston Bridge & Steel, Inc. employee was spray painting a steel bridge arch beam when it fell; crushing and killing him.

After an OSHA investigation was completed, Boston Bridge & Steel was cited for 13 safety violations which noted:

  • employees lacked adequate protection against vapors
  • flying debris from an unguarded grinder and cleaning hose
  • flash burns from missing welding screens
  • exposure to the possibility of electric shock from misused electrical cords and missing electrical knockouts
  • risk of falls from a damaged access ladder
  • risk of slips and trips from accumulated ice and snow on an emergency exit route

Boston Bridge & Steel faces $72,450 in proposed fines and has 15 days to either comply or contest OSHA’s findings (source: WCVB).

4,628 workers were killed on the job in 2012-on average, 89 a week or more than 12 deaths every day. Fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 15 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2012. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (54.2%) the construction worker deaths in 2012 (source: OSHA).

  • Falls – 279 out of 806 total deaths in construction in the calendar year 2012 (34.6%)
  • Struck by Object – 79 (9.8%)
  • Electrocutions – 66 (8.1%)
  • Caught-in/between – 13 (1.6%)

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or death in the workplace due to safety violations, please contact Attorney Jim Brady & Associate, P.C. at: 508-660-8888 or on the web: www.attorneyjimbrady.com. You need proper representation and deserve to receive your full measure of justice as well as guidance to see you through this stressful time.