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Worker killed in fall down open air shaft

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In Buffalo, a construction worker fell 30 feet down an open air shaft. Guard rails had been put in place at the entry to the air shaft but were missing at the time of the fall.

The worker sustained fatal injuries as a result of the fall.

Floor openings such as the open air shaft pose a serious risk to workers on a construction site. Becxause of this, OSHA regulations require that openings such as this either be barricaded or covered.