Lindberg Law, P.C.
Call Today To Get A Free Initial Consultation
Local Number 800-707-8672

Lack of safety harness use an issue with contractor

Construction workers in Minnesota face some of the most dangerous working conditions possible. Every day, they literally put their lives at risk to perform their job duties. It is no surprise that the construction industry is known to have a relatively high rate of workplace accidents compared to some other industries. Falls from scaffolding, a ladder fall, a forklift accident or some other machinery accident can all leave a construction worker suffering from serious injuries. Many accidents are even more tragic and result in fatalities.

The Occupational Health Safety Administration monitors workplace safety, including issuing specific regulations and protocol for some procedures or pieces of equipment. Violations of these guidelines can lead to the imposition of fines, even if an accident has not occurred. Currently, there is work being done on the U.S. Bank Stadium where the Minnesota Vikings play. Berwald Roofing Company is a contractor involved in the construction.

According to reports, Berwald Roofing Company has amassed a total of nine violations of OSHA’s safety rules in a period of five years. It is not known if accidents were involved in any of these violations. It has been indicated that the failure to use proper safety harnesses by employees was noted in many of the instances. A recent death of a worker on the jobsite is currently under investigation. Whether or not a safety harness was involved is yet to be determined.

With serious consequences on the line, every construction worker needs to be careful. They should also be able to count on the safety of their work environment and support of their employer. When a construction worker accident happens, talking to an attorney may be helpful.

Source: CBS Minnesota, “Subcontractor In Fatal Stadium Accident Has Past Safety Citations,” Aug. 27, 2015

 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Get A Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location Lindberg Law, P.C.

Our Office Location
1277 Second Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Toll Free: 800-707-8672
Phone: 320-253-6386
Fax: 320-253-8828
Map & Directions

Additional Address
88 South Tenth St.
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Map & Directions

map map