The US Department of Labor failed to provide evidence that a fatal accident could have been avoided in a design incident, the Committee on Occupational Safety and Health decided on Tuesday.
After a 2015 death involving high-speed driving during a bridge project for the Florida Department of Transportation, an inspector for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration decided that Lane Construction Corp. had violated the general tariff clause, according to documents in Secretary of Labor v. The Lane Construction Corp. filed in Washington.
OSHA specifically claimed that the location of the machinery and its operator contributed to his death when he was struck by a device that had been ejected from the high-powered machine "(f) or causes not entirely clear from the record," the documents show. A judge in the administrative court previously ruled that distance, among other charges, was a factor and imposed a fine of $ 6,500 for a serious violation, a verdict that the review commission reversed due to insufficient evidence.
In its judgment, the OSHRC wrote "it is not clear from the protocol whether the characteristics of the bridge site ̵