New York Construction Company Fined for Worker’s Accidental Electrocution

August 8, 2008

A Brooklyn construction company has been fined in the electrocution of a worker earlier this year.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued $15,000 in fines to CKR Construction in the death of 44-year-old John Rodriguez. He was electrocuted in February while working at a Consolidated Edison property in Queens.

The agency says the construction company failed to train employees about electrical hazards or taking steps to prevent such accidents.

OSHA didn’t issue any violations to Con Edison.

But Queens Assemblyman Michael Gianaris says the utility shares some blame for not properly supervising its contractors and monitoring work on its property.

Con Edison says it takes worker safety seriously.

CKR didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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Information from: Daily News

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