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Fall protection violations accounted for the nine of the largest OSHA fines levied in 2019. The tenth most egregious violation dealt with trenching and excavation. So reports Construction Dive.

money 3488345 640 smallFalls accounted for more than 33% of construction deaths in 2018, explaining the harsh penalties for fall-related violations. The largest violation, which is being contested by Shawn D. Purvis/Purvis Home Improvement Co. Inc., was proposed at $1,792,726 for an incident involving an employee falling to his death.

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