On Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed an earlier decision that issued two serious lawsuits and a $ 12,675 penalty against a Texas-based road construction company for its safety failure in connection with the accidental death of an employee.
RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc. ., a Chicago-based road construction company that provides traffic control, sidewalk marking and sidewalk trimming, was found to have exposed workers to the risk of falling while working from the back of a moving vehicle, according to documents in Secretary of Labor v. RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
The penalties are the result of a 2017 OSHA investigation into a fatal accident involving four RoadSafe employees who left an employee dead after being hit and killed by a company vehicle when they installed elevated reflectors on a highway.
On November 14, 2017, the crew held four people r to replace damaged or defective tive raised reflectors near Devers, Texas, operating in a convoy of three vehicles designed to create a buffer between the convoy's leading truck from which the installation work was performed and passing motorists, according to documents.
The accident occurred after a driver fell. behind the leading truck and accelerated to catch up, collided with the leading truck and hit the employee called JH and killed him. Following the investigation, OSHA claimed that RoadSafe employees had been exposed to the risk of falling while working from the rear of a moving vehicle, which proved to be a correct and known risk recognized by RoadSafe's management and its personnel manual and was insufficiently protected.  which issued a serious lawsuit and a fine of $ 12,675 was upheld on December 10.