Bridge Contractor Fined $189K After Two Workers Injured from Fall

Abhe & Svoboda Inc. was fined for nine safety violations including failing to protect workers from falls

OSHA fined Abhe & Svoboda Inc. $189,000 for nine safety violations related to an February 8 incident at the Ross Island Bridge construction site.

Two workers were seriously injured after one fell nearly 37 feet from a suspended scaffolding system and landed on the other worker who was standing on a lower platform.

Two of the nine violations were willful while the other seven violations were cited as serious.

During the investigation, Abhe & Svobody's corporate safety manager dismissed Oregon's workplace safety rules claiming they change too often.

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