OSHA cites Mount Vernon, WA company for construction worker accidental death

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited FM Earth (also known as Facemyer’s Backhoe and Dozer Services) in the death of Roger A. Ferenbaugh, age 54, who died in a construction accident. Ferenbaugh was killed in September when he was using a saw to cut through concrete pipe. The blade apparently kicked back and hit Ferenbaugh in the neck.

OSHA fined FM Earth $1,500 for each of two citations:

  • Failing to maintain an accident prevention program in not instructing employees to support material during the cutting process.
  • Failing to train employees adequately on the use of the STIHL TS400 Cutquik Saw in safe methods for cutting concrete pipe.

This is the first time FM Earth, a small company, has been cited; they have had no other accidents reported.

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