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Ohio company challenges OSHA safety violation, loses at trial

Companies cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for safety-related violations at construction and other work sites can accept the citation -- whether that means paying a fine, remedying a substandard work condition that could lead to a construction accident, equipment accident or other injury or terminating engagement in a dangerous activity -- or challenge OSHA's determination.

Ohio man found dead at worksite, OSHA investigating

Two weeks ago, an Ohio man was found dead at a construction company's office in Tallmadge. The 48-year-old, a mechanic from Deerfield, died of compressional asphyxia, according to the medical examiner. A co-worker found him dead, trapped under a pneumatic lift.

Summer construction accidents in Ohio: Emphasis turns to roadways

The specter of a serious or fatal construction accident in Ohio often relates to what might happen -- most often through negligence -- at a building site where workers are at risk of an equipment accident, a fall or scaffolding accident, electrical or burn injuries, a trench cave or similarly dangerous condition.

OSHA cites numerous Ohio companies for safety violations

Several Ohio manufacturing and construction companies have drawn the close scrutiny of inspectors from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) over the past several months, with each being given citations for safety violations. Collectively, the companies were assessed more than a quarter million dollars in fines for the part OHSA investigators say they played in various construction accident incidents and other work-related injuries.