A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered Design Plastering West, LLC, to pay criminal and civil penalties for criminal violations of occupational safety and health standards after an employee suffered a fatal fall at an apartment complex in Dallas. The court ordered the company to pay a $150,000 criminal fine, $100,000 civil penalty, admit to eight willful violations, and undergo OSHA monitoring for four years. After a worker fell from a third floor balcony in 2015, OSHA cited the company for willfully failing to install scaffolding and provide workers with personal fall protection. In May 2018, Design Plastering West, LLC, pleaded guilty to the willful citation on fall protection.
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