May 2021 Enforcement

Contractor faces $61K in penalties for exposing employees to fall hazards

Florida

Falls are among the most fatal hazards construction workers face. A recent inspection of a Bunnell residential work site showed a framing and sheathing contractor failed to protect their employees from falls.

As part of its Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited P & S Service Group Inc. for repeat violations for failing to ensure employees used a fall protection system while working from heights greater than 6 feet. OSHA cited the company for a similar violation in October 2017. The company faces $61,575 in penalties.

“This employer has repeatedly disregarded the safety of their employees despite previous OSHA violations,” said OSHA Area Director Michelle Gonzalez in Jacksonville, Florida. “Employers must ensure that workers are protected from these well-known hazards.”

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Audrey Copeland
Author: Audrey Copeland

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