SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A contractor has been fined nearly $200,000 for violations discovered after two workers were injured in a mishap on Portland’s Ross Island Bridge.
Oregon OSHA announced the penalty Monday, following an investigation that found nine safety violations.READ MORE: Angels Beat Twins 2-1, Sandoval Breaks No-Hit Bid
One of the men fell 37 feet from scaffolding while painting the bridge Feb. 8. He landed on a co-worker, and both suffered multiple injuries.READ MORE: Motorcycle Crash Injuries 3 People In Red Wing
OSHA says the employee who fell was not protected by a fall-protection system. Moreover, the contractor — Minnesota-based Abhe & Svoboda — failed to provide proper access to work areas or install a scaffolding system that met bracing requirements.MORE NEWS: High Levels Of E. Coli Won’t Stop Beachgoers Amid Hot Streak
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