Construction Worker Dead after Scissor Lift Falls off Building
Construction Area Closed while Under Investigation
Officials say it is unclear how the scissor lift fell from the building. Nobody else was injured in the incident, says responding fire crews.
OSHA has been called in to investigate the incident, reports KFOR.
Falls are the Leading Cause of Worker Deaths
Falls are the most deadly of the “Fatal Four” causes of construction worker deaths. The complete “Fatal Four,” according to OSHA, includes:
- Struck by Object
In addition, the number one most cited federal OSHA standard violated in 2015 was for fall protection. The number three most cited standard violation was for scaffolding.