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Worker Dies in MO Bridge Fall

Monday, July 28, 2014

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An investigation is underway into the death of an electrician who fell from a bridge project in Kansas City, MO.

David Craven, 53, an employee of Mar-Jim Contracting, based in Grandview, MO, was working on wiring at the span Tuesday when he was either suffered a shock or fell from the bridge, according to KSHB.com.

David Craven
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David Craven fell to his death while working on lighting on a Missouri bridge project. His wife told KMBC.com that he had not been wearing a safety harness.

Craven was working on a Missouri Department of Transportation project on the State Highway 24 bridge. Crews were replacing bridge joints, making repairs and doing deck work. The bridge closed March 31 for bridge deck replacement.

The company was not available for comment Friday (July 25).

Wife: No Harness

Mar-Jim Contracting specializes in guardrail, guard cable, commercial/industrial fencing, highway signs, traffic signals and lighting.

KMBC.com reported that Craven, a commercial electrician, had been working alone to fix a street light when he fell. His wife, Linda Craven, told the news outlet that Craven had not been wearing a safety harness.

She said her husband of nearly 30 years was planning to retire in a year and a half. Craven has two sons and a stepdaughter. The couple also has three grandchildren.

OSHA Investigating

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating, according to KSHB.com.

KSHB.com

OSHA records show one prior citation against Mar-Jim, a serious lift violation in 2005.

OSHA would not comment on the investigation, but Barbara Theriot of the Kansas City office told the news outlet: "It is imperative that we get the word out that falls can be prevented. That employers need to make sure their employees are trained and have proper fall protection."

A search of OSHA's records shows one prior citation against Mar-Jim, a serious violation related to aerial lifts issued in 2005. The company paid a $750 fine, and the case was closed in 2006.

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Contractors; Department of Transportation (DOT); Fall protection; Fatalities

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