Contractor Fined $16,500 for Construction Worker’s Fall

A worker at a residential construction site was stapling mesh onto a wall on the second floor when he stepped off the edge of an unguarded stairwell and fell approximately 10.5 feet. After investigating, WSH fined the employer $15,000 and imposed an additional $1,500 penalty that will be used to educate the public about health and safety [Performance Insulation Inc., Govt. News Release, November 19, 2021].