Aug. 4, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration blames a contractor for a fatal accident that occured on Kia's construction site earlier this year.
On January 29th, 47 year-old Ollie Tate was killed when a 7,000 pound steel beam fell on him.
OSHA cited three serious violations with fines totaling $13,200 against Superior Rigging and Erecting in Atlanta.
The company had until Friday, August 1 to appeal the fines.
The company committed three "serious" violations:
$5,600 --- Employees are required to use synthetic slings or edge caps on steel beams sharp edges.
$5,600 --- Steel beams significantly exceeded synthetic slings weight capacity.