OSHA Launches Investigation Following Worker Death
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is launching an investigation after a worker death at a Connecticut construction site where County Management Services was contracted, according to CTPost.com. Francisco Amaral, 46, fell 39 feet off a condominium complex and was rushed to the Bridgeport Hospital before dying from his injuries.
Ted Fitzgerald, regional OSHA representative, said he had an inspector on the scene within a half hour of the construction accident. Fitzgerald did not speculate about how long the inspection will take. By law, it needs to be completed within 180 days. Local police are also investigating the death.
“I don’t have all the details and police are still investigating it,” says Gary Kanuf of County Management Services. “It’s just an unfortunate accident.”
Kanuf claims this is the first accident since the company began the renovation project on the condominiums. According to reports, there are normally 8-10 workers on site at a time. A thorough investigation will determine if the contractor was following all federal and state safety regulations and if anyone is responsible for the death of this worker.
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus workers comp attorneys.