Improper Load Rigging Caused Fatality: OSHA

CBS Pilings Solutions was cited for three serious safety violations.

OSHA has cited CBS Pilings Solutions Inc. of Riverside, Mo., for three serious safety violations after a worker was fatally injured. The worker was struck in the head by a piece of rebar that fell from a crane. CBS Pilings was drilling foundation holes for a building, and the worker was cleaning the area around the top of the hole.

The company was cited for improper rigging of the load, failing to train workers in struck-by hazards associated with working around cranes and suspended loads, and not removing all non-essential employees from the fall zone during crane operations. Proposed penalties totaled $14,700.

"Deaths like this, which are entirely preventable, happen all too often in the construction industry, and they have tragic consequences not just for the workers but for their families and communities," said Jeff Funke, OSHA's area director in Omaha. "Employers must train workers about these hazards and ensure only qualified riggers are attaching crane loads for over-head operations."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue