OSHA fines contractors of FIU bridge that collapsed

MCM, Figg Bridge and other companies fined $87k

Sep.September 18, 2018 04:30 PM

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the contractors involved in the Florida International University bridge that collapsed earlier this year, killing six people.

OSHA fined Figg Bridge Engineers, Munilla Construction Management, Bolton Perez & Associates, Structural Technologies in Homestead and the Structural Group of South Florida $86,658 for seven worker-safety violations, according to the Miami Herald.

A 950-ton portion of the pedestrian bridge at Southwest 109th Avenue and Southwest Eighth Street collapsed on March 15. The $14.2 million bridge was intended to create a safer passageway for students crossing Eighth Street’s seven lanes of traffic, and was part of a $124 million expansion of the campus.

The companies cited by OSHA have 15 business days to accept or contest the citations, or schedule a conference with the federal agency, according to the Herald. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the collapse. [Miami Herald] –Katherine Kallergis

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