Contractor Cited Following Crane Collapse at New York City Construction Worksite

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Western Specialty Contractors was cited and fined $155,204 for exposing workers to injuries after an unsecured mini-crane overturned and fell four stories. The company was cited for failing to ensure that crane operators were trained, evaluated, and deemed competent to operate the equipment; permitting the operation of a crane in excess of its rated lifting capacity; and not verifying that the load lifted was within the crane’s rated capacity.

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Florida Roofing Contractor Cited for Repeatedly Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

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Roofing contractor Turnkey Construction Planners, Inc., faces $199,184 in penalties for exposing workers to fall hazards. During an inspection initiated as part of OSHA’s Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction, inspectors observed workers without fall protection at two worksites. OSHA cited the company four times in the past five years for similar violations.

For more information, read the news release.