The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Aug. 27 proposed fines of $72,000 fine against Sorbara Construction Corp., a Lynbrook, N.Y., concrete subcontractor, “for alleged repeat and serious” safety violations related to a March 20 accident in which a worker fell 10 ft on a Manhattan high-rise jobsite. The firm, which could not be reached for comment, has 15 days to appeal. OSHA says its jobsite inspection found “several fall-related hazards.” Sorbara’s clients include New York City’s largest building contractors. The firm was cited by OSHA last November for similar hazards at a separate Manhattan high-rise site, at which
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.