OSHA Says Worker's Fall Could Have Been Prevented

Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning has been issued citations for safety violations

After an employee of Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning and General Contracting of Massachusetts fell a total of 26 feet and was injured, OSHA has cited for one repeated and one serious violation.

OSHA found that the fall could have been prevented if the employer ensured the use of effective safeguards.

“Fall hazards are a persistent and common violation, one we encounter almost daily. Falls are a leading cause of death, particularly among workers in construction. What’s frustrating is that falls are among the most easily preventable of hazards, but only if employers provide and ensure the use of fall protection every day at every workplace,” said Anthony Covello, OSHA’s area director for Middlesex and Essex counties.

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