Florida Company Fined in Accident that Killed Worker

August 22, 2008

The Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration fined a Florida-based company in an accident that killed a bridge worker.

Antonios Diassakos, an employee of Tarpon Springs, Fla.-based Seminole Equipment, was killed May 16 when he was hit in the head by a cable while working on a bridge over Interstate 24 in Chattanooga.

A report by the safety administration found the worker had asked a co-worker to disconnect the cable that later killed him because it was in his way and bothering him.

According to the report, Seminole Equipment was cited for a serious violation and fined $4,000 after an investigation found the cable was disconnected prematurely.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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