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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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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.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
12/8/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Walsh Group $950,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 3/26/2010

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