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Massachusetts Shop Had Notice of Hazards Leading to Crushed Hand

Dec. 5, 2017, 9:11 PM

A Massachusetts fabrication shop will have to pay $3,500 in penalties for two serious safety violations after a worker lost parts of two fingers on site, a federal appeals court affirmed.

A foreman working for Thomas G. Gallagher Inc. should have known employees would rig and hoist a pipe assembly that wasn’t secured and ultimately crushed the worker’s hand, Judge David J. Barron of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit wrote for a unanimous panel in a Dec. 4 opinion.

Gallagher also had constructive knowledge that employees would place their hands on the suspended loads, ...