Pigeon Droppings Make Workers Sick: Court Upholds OSHA Fine

“An administrative law judge with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld fines against an Ohio company. An inspection revealed several employees had symptoms of a potentially fatal respiratory disease after sweeping up pigeon droppings.

OSHA opened an investigation against ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. in June 2009 after a worker was struck in the head by debris during the cleanup of a 600,000-square-foot factory building in Cleveland that was owned by the company.

ALL Erection hired subcontractor Labor Ready to remove debris, including pigeon waste, from the building.

The inspection revealed several workers had symptoms of  histoplasmosisas a result of inhaling dust created by sweeping and shoveling the bird waste.”—safetynewsalert.com

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