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Worker Crushed to Death by 3,000-Pound Concrete form: $135K OSHA Fine

A Wisconsin company faces a $135,804 OSHA fine in connection with a worker’s death in August. A 3,000-pound concrete form fell on the worker and crushed him to death.
OSHA issued two citations to Huffcutt Concrete of Chippewa Falls:
 A General Duty Clause willful citation: One of the two hooks on a hoist wasn’t fully fastened in place and was missing a safety latch, causing it to fall on worker Otto Kolpien, crushing and instantly killing him ($126,749), anda serious violation for not conducting a periodic inspection of energy control procedures ($9,055).

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