OSHA investigates death of worker who fell from State Highway 24 Bridge

OSHA is investigating the death of a man who fell off a Kansas City, Mo., bridge .

The man was working on the State Highway 24 Bridge Tuesday when he was either shocked or somehow fell from the bridge. He worked for Mar-Jim Contracting out of Oak Grove, Mo.

The company’s OSHA records only show one citation from 2005 for lacking specific safety equipment. The company paid a fine and corrected the problem.  

OSHA couldn’t comment on the current investigation. It did say falls are the leading cause of death in construction.

“It is imperative that we get the word out that falls can be prevented. That employers need to make sure their employees are trained and have proper fall protection,” Barbara Theriot with the Kansas City Office of OSHA said.

This year only three people have died from falls in Missouri. 

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