OSHA Fined Archer Western For Similar Accident In 2002

The contractor building the bridge is a partnership between two large construction companies. Granite and Archer Western are two separate firms that joined forces to build the multi million dollar bridge.

According to a Occupational Safety and Health Administration news release posted on its web site, five years ago, Archer Western was fined $76,000 for a double fatality construction accident in Atlanta.

OSHA reported that accident also involved concrete forms collapsing. OSHA issued the fine against Archer Western.

According to the OSHA news release dated November 18th, 2002, the company, "showed intentional disregard for worker safety." Click here to read the full news release.

The OSHA investigation showed Archer Western used inadequate anchors to secure the concrete framework.