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Scaffolding Company Whose Worker Drowned Appeals Safety Ruling

Jan. 28, 2019, 4:39 PM

A Louisiana scaffolding company is appealing a job safety violation ruling tied to an incident in which a worker’s fall arrest system collapsed and he was dragged to the bottom of Galveston Bay in Texas and drowned.

Excel Modular Scaffold & Leasing Co., based in Walker, La., filed a petition Jan. 25 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to review the decision.

Administrative Law Judge Sharon D. Calhoun with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Oct. 24 partially affirmed the finding that the company committed a “serious” violation stemming from the fatal incident in the ...

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