Northridge Construction Site Accident Injures Four
- By John Bisnar, California Injury Blog
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2007 Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries, the number of fatal falls in 2007 rose to 835 – a 39 percent increase since 1992.
Also according to OSHA’s statistics, an average of 88 deaths occurred between the years 2000 and 2004 from scaffolds collapsing. About 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or the support giving way. Obviously something went horribly wrong at this Northridge construction site. OSHA has very specific standards when it comes to scaffolds and how they must be constructed and secured. Someone dropped the ball at this construction site.