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    :: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 ::

    Falling Scaffold Kills Four -- Cheap Workers or Expensive Bystanders? - By Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    Why can we send men to the moon and target missles through windows hundreds of miles away, but we can't build a damn scaffold?
    Macomber Builders has been cited by OSHA more than 10 times since 2004 including more than five citations for "serious" scaffolding or fall protection violations. OSHA defines a violation as serious if "there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, and the employer knew or should have known of the hazard."

    "Generally OSHA is very pleased with us and the other leading contractors in Boston," Macomber said at the news conference. "We try very carefully to keep safe jobs. Typically we're held up as a model of safety."

    He did not comment directly on any of the company's previous violations.
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