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May 16, 2015

 

Layton Construction 'stands down' for falls in construction

Layton Construction Company was one of many construction industry employers who participated in this year's May 2-6 National Safety Stand-Down event in Oregon.

Oregon OSHA Consultation Services section offered to bring their consultants' expertise to worksites across the state during the event and Layton Construction welcomed safety consultant Rocky Shampang to its McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center project in Springfield.

The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center renovation and expansion project adds 132,000 square feet to the existing campus and nearly 67,000 square feet of renovations to the current hospital. Layton Construction is the general contractor for the project.

The purpose of the annual National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities nationwide in 2014.

The first National Safety Stand-Down was held in June 2014, and reached an estimated 1 million workers. The second event, held in May 2015, reached more than 1.5 million workers.

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Layton Constrtuction Company employees listening to speakers during the National Safety Stand-Down
Layton Construction Company employees listeining to speakers during the National Safety Stand-Down at the McKenzie Willamette Medical Center project site in Springfield.

 

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