Construction Worker William Brown Jr was killed while working on Swain Hall on the IU Bloomington Campus. According to news reports, he was struck by a large piece of limestone from overhead. Although Mr. Brown was wearing a hard hat, he was unfortunately fately injured. IOSHA requires workers to be protected from falling objects under Section 1926.451 (h). As a subcontractor employee, Mr. Brown should have been provided a safe place to work. IOSHA standards are the minimum standards required to provide such a safe place and prevent work injuries such as this.
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