Despite the strict fall protection rules of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), workers continue to fall at construction sites. The latest fall occurred today at the stadium of the University of Illinois in Champagne. The worker fell 20-25 feet and suffered a head injury. Project managers, general contractors, sub-contractors and project owners must do more to stop these falls. Not a day goes by without someone else dying or becoming seriously injured. 100% of every worksite fall could be avoided if everyone just followed the OSHA safety rules.
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