Charge filed in workplace death

A West Michigan man has been charged with a crime in the death of a man who fell through a roof in 2012.
AP Wire
May 1, 2014

The state Attorney General's Office said investigators found many problems with Black River Builders. The state said the victim, Brian Tarachanowicz, was not wearing protective equipment, and no inspections were performed to detect hazards.

Tarachanowicz fell 26 feet while removing a roof deck at a commercial building in Sparta, north of Grand Rapids.

Black River Builders owner Joe Novak of Holland has been charged with a safety violation causing death, a felony. He was due in court Wednesday.

A message seeking comment was left at Black River Builders.



This sounds like the end for Black River Builders however your safety is in YOUR hands, do not leave your life in the hands of coworkers or the company; Twice In my distant HVAC,R& SE career I was assured 480 power was off only to find after checking it myself the disconnect had a broken throw and one of the three circuits was still hot with 240VAC, get that surging through your chest or skull to ground and you are dead nearly instantly without much chance of resuscitation, do that with 880V and you will disolve on the spot.

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