August 18, 2022
OSHRC Upholds Citation Following Fatality Regardless Of Accident’s Cause
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has upheld a General Duty Clause citation that OSHA filed against a Pennsylvania construction firm in the wake of a fatal equipment collapse, holding that the citation for failure to perform required maintenance is valid regardless of whether that failure caused the accident. In a July 22 ruling resolving the case Secretary of Labor v. Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (H&M) , the two-member OSHRC upholds a $12,934 penalty that OSHA proposed against...
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