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It can be more difficult to keep certain workplaces safe compared to others. Certain professions simply carry more risk, and some level of injuries are almost inevitable. However, every injury can and should be prevented. It’s up to employers, supervisors, and managers to do their utmost to prevent harm to all employees, and for many reasons it’s best to invest in fall protection systems whenever possible. Of course, there is the obvious human concern to take into mind. The last thing anyone wants is to risk a person getting seriously injured, or worse. Human life and quality of life is the top priority for any good employer. But the employer is also at risk should any serious injuries occur at the workplace. Personal injury cases are serious issues for companies to combat. They not only cos

OSHA Fines Company $35,000 for Role in Death of Mechanic

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According to, The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration — OSHA — has charged the Otis Elevator Company with a $35,000 fine for their role in a mechanic?s death. OSHA claims that the company did not follow recommended safety procedures and did not give the mechanic proper training.

Last May, Christopher Hamelinck, a 53 year old mechanic, was working on a nursing home elevator. Hamelinck was doing maintenance work on the elevator when another elevator, from an upper floor, came down, essentially pinning him between a support beam and a steel ladder. At the time, state police had ruled that the incident was an accident.

Fall May Have Been the Result of Serious Safety Oversites

OSHA, however, says that the oversites they observed were ?serious.? OSHA