Worker Severely Injured after 40-Foot Fall from Crane
The injured worker's employer, TimkenSteel, was named a severe violator by OSHA in 2015.
An employee of TimkenSteel's Faircrest plant in Canton, Ohio, suffered multiple broken bones after he feel more than 40 feet while conducting maintenance on a crane. An OSHA investigation determined the company failed to provide appropriate fall protection, according to the agency, which reported this was the second life-threatening injury at the plant since May 2015.
In total, OSHA cited the steel manufacturer for two repeated and three serious safety violations.
"TimkenSteel needs to fix their safety program immediately," said Howard Eberts, OSHA's area director in Cleveland. "OSHA will monitor these plants until the company makes protecting workers a priority. No worker should die or suffer life-altering workplace injuries because their employer fails in its responsibility to protect their employees."