Ohio can be a rough place to work outside for construction and other workers, especially in summer.
A company's enrollment in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program is about as far from a badge of honor as can possibly be envisioned. APBN Inc., a bridge painting company from Campbell, Ohio, is a new member of the club, with OSHA finding a number of material errors and omissions related to the company's supervision and protection of employees working on an Ohio Department of Transportation bridge project.
Certain workplace or construction accidents tend to rivet our attention. This is certainly the case with scaffolding accidents, especially those occurring high above the ground. For nearly two hours last Friday afternoon, viewers across the country watched what one media report called a "nail-biter of a rescue on the side of one of the tallest buildings in Yonkers," as pedestrians watched from below and news choppers from across New York City circled above, filming the footage.