Cathy works in a welding shop. While working one day, a pipe falls from scaffolding above and lands on her head, injuring her. Cathy complains to OSHA, but the company argues that because it has a “watch out for falling pipe” sign in the workplace that it gave fair warning. It also says that if Cathy wasn’t wearing a hardhat that she is responsible for her own injury. Which of the following is true?
Cathy’s employer may not be held liable for her injury if it fulfilled compliance and general duty requirements.
Common law rules could hold Cathy responsible for her own injury.
OSHA rules can hold Cathy’s employer responsible for not maintaining a hazard-free workplace.
More than one answer is correct.