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Federal OSHA's Directorate of Construction received notice of a multiple fatality accident on a construction project located in Greensboro, North Carolina. An inspection of the construction site was conducted by North Carolina Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH-NC). During this inspection OSH-NC identified hazardous conditions occurring during a tilt-up panel erection operation at a large retail warehouse.1
The OSH-NC accident investigation revealed:
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1 Tilt-up panel construction a construction technique of casting concrete elements in a horizontal position at the job site and then tilting and lifting the panels to their final position in a structure.
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