Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Skokie, Ill. Construction Site Injury
Walsh Construction Company agreed to pay $950,000 to an employee injured in a fall in May 2000 at the Metropolitan Water and Reclamation District site in Skokie, Illinois. The millwright foreman was injured when he fell from an unprotected catwalk approximately 16 feet above the concrete bottom of a sewage plant tank. He alleged Walsh Construction, the general contractor, failed to provide OSHA mandated safety rails around the perimeter of the tank to protect those working on or about the catwalk.
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