Georgia contractor cited and fined after worker's fatal fall

A Georgia contractor has been charged with one repeat, one non-serious and one serious safety violation and faces a $46,550 fine after a worker suffered a fatal fall, the Labor Department announced Wednesday.

While installing metal roof panels on a building, a Landmark Erecting Inc. worker fell 12 feet onto a concrete slab and suffered fatal traumatic head injuries, the agency said.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors cited Landmark Erecting for failing to ensure a worker used fall protection, a similar violation for which the agency issued a citation in Florida in 2023, DOL said. Creation of a landmark…