A Kansas man was injured on the job after falling 20 feet and breaking his neck. The company he worked for, Ryan Roofing Inc. now faces a $115,000 fine.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that Ryan Roofing Inc. failed to assess the working conditions, as well as not providing fall protection and training for its employees. The injured man is now paralyzed from the fall off a Hoisington building.
This unfortunate story is an example of how easily Kansas construction workers can be hurt. Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities in the construction industry. Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment and safety training.
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