In neighboring news:

An 18 year old roofer without fall protection was nearly killed on his first day on the job, prompting $152,145 in OSHA fines. OSHA investigated the construction site (operated by Fast Carpentry Inc.) in Bay Harbor Island, FL after finding out about the incident from local authorities. On March 23, 2016, the worker was installing roofing when a wind gust caught plywood he was carrying, causing him to fall 14 feet to the ground. The man was then partially impaled through his upper thigh and buttocks when he landed on a metal fence post. The company received two violations: one willful for failing to provide the required fall protection equipment, plus a repeat violation for failure to provide training so that employees can recognize, minimize and prevent exposure to fall hazards.

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