OSHA Cites Pennsylvania Contractor for Repeat Violations
Quality Stone Veneer Inc., a contractor in Pennsylvania, is facing some fines at the hands of the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to sources. During a site inspection, OSHA investigators found eight safety violations, including one willful violation for scaffold hazards.
OSHA proposed a total of $154,440 in fines. OSHA inspected the facility only after an OSHA compliance director driving by the site noticed a scaffold that had no fall protection measures. Three other repeat violations were cited for failure to fully plank platforms on all working levels of the scaffolding. The scaffold platforms are required by law to extend at least six inches over the centerline support. Repeat violations are cited when the employer has been previously cited for the same or a similar violation.
Quality Stone Veneer Inc. has 15 business days to either agree to pay the fines or request a hearing with OSHA officials. If you are injured on the job, or suffer a fall, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney to find out if you qualify for workers comp.
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus workers comp attorneys