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Occupational Safety and Health Administration Fines Georgia Contractor in Workplace Death

December 01, 2021

According to a news article posted on, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a Georgia contractor for not providing a workplace that is free from identified hazards and for not reporting a work-related fatality with 8-hours to OSHA as required.*

The contractor is facing more than $20,000 in recommended penalties.

The report alleges that the contractor, a pipeline and site grading contractor in Georgia, could have averted the tragic death of a 24-year-old contruction worker.  The worker was tragically killed when a fork attachment dislodged and hit the worker, OSHA reported.

OSHA's Area Director in Atlanta-East Joshua Turner stated that the contracting company, like all other companies must offer a workplace that is free of recognizable dangers by identifying and mitigating safety risks.  Mr. Turner also stated that if the equipment's safety manual had been followed, the tragic accident would have been prevented.

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