OSHA Cites R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. Following Worker Fatalities

The citations come after two workers died in falls.

Following the deaths of two workers who fell approximately 90 feet while working on the construction of the I-85 interchange Outer Loop overpass in Montgomery, Ala., OSHA has cited R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. LLC and filed four violations following its investigation of the fatalities earlier this year.

"Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry," said Joseph Roesler, OSHA's area director in Mobile, in a statement. "OSHA will continue to enforce fall protection requirements aggressively to reduce deaths."

A willful violation was issued by OSHA for failing to provide employees working near the bridge's edge with required fall protection. Three serious violations were issued for exposing workers to fall hazards and for failing to inspect employee fall arrest systems before use.

In total, the proposed penalties for R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. amount to $54,500.

Download Center

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2021

    October 2021

    Featuring:

    • TRAINING
      On Route To Safe Material Handling
    • SAFETY CULTURE
      Normalization of Deviations in Performance
    • IH:INDOOR AIR QUALITY
      Arresting Fugitive Dusts
    • PPE:FOOT PROTECTION
      Safety Shoes Make the Outfit for Well-Protected Workers
    View This Issue