Alabama Lumber Worker Killed in Vance Construction Accident, Update

In a January post we discussed the wrongful death of a 22-year-old lumber worker in Vance on December 31st of last year. The young workman was killed in a construction accident when a log fell on him, striking him on the head. When we previously discussed this tragic accident, it was unknown whether the lumber company had violated any safety requirements at an Alabama lumber mill.

In a recent press release, OSHA stated that, in fact, the lumber mill was responsible for 15 safety and health violations, including one that contributed to the young employee's death Inspectors said that the company failed to fence the area where logs could fall in order to prevent access to unsuspecting workers. They also failed to post warning signs about the danger in the area. Apparently, logs had been falling in this area for some time, but the lumber mill ignored the serious safety hazard even though company officials knew it placed employees at risk.

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