Cathy works in a welding shop. While working one day, a pipe falls from scaffolding above and lands

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.

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