Ford Plant in Dearborn Michigan
The Ford Plant in Deaborn, Michigan


On January 11th, a worker was killed when the elevated walkway he was using collapsed.  The worker fell about 50 feet to a concrete floor below.  There are no further details about the accident.  MIOSHA is on the scene and is investigating.

New Walking Working Surface Regulations Require Inspections

On January 17th, OSHA releases new Walking Working Surfaces requirements, which include a requirement for periodic inspections.  The regulation states:

"The employer must ensure: Walking and working surfaces are inspected, regularly and as necessary, and maintained in a safe condition." - 29 CFR 1910.22(d)(1)

We don't know any details of the cause, but it seems likely that regular inspections could have prevented this tragedy.

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