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    :: Saturday, March 17, 2007 ::

    Ironworker Dies Falling from 46th Floor of Condo - Aloha Update, Hawaii
    The other problem was that Montayre was not tied to the safety line.  Now this is a problem.
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    Fall fatality illustrates danger - By Peter Boylan, The Honolulu Advertiser
    Between January 2004 and December 2006, the Hawai'i Occupational Safety and Health division issued 434 fall-related citations to employers — along with fines that ranged from $1,500 to $70,000.

    Employees are not cited for violations; employers are. Once a citation has been issued, an employer is required to conduct training sessions, issue warnings and post safety banners around the job site.

    Fined employers are also required to hire an outside consultant to review and amend their safety plan.

    "If an employee forgets to wear a hat or a tie-off, it is the employer who gets fined, so it's up to the employer to motivate employees to tie off," said Hardway. "We've been giving a lot of citations the last couple of years for fall protection, and you have to find a way to get the employee to realize it is time to tie off."
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