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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Atlanta Construction Site Accident

The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Archer Western Contractors and proposed $76,300 in penalties following an accident at the R.L. Sutton Water Reclamation Facility construction site in Atlanta, Georgia. Three workers had been using a formwork system to pour concrete along the rock face of a 200-foot deep shaft. At about 70 feet above the floor of the shaft, part of the formwork and the scaffold to which it was attached collapsed, hurling the workers to the ground. Two workers were killed and one was severely injured. OSHA cited Archer Western for a willful violation for failing to properly support and brace the formwork system during the pouring of concrete. An additional serious citation was issued because the company failed to adequately train workers concerning the hazards associated with using proper formwork parts and materials.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Announcement
11/18/2002
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Walsh Group $76,300
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 3/26/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database