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Contractor Cited for Multiple Safety Violations

Monday, November 2, 2009

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The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has proposed $146,000 in penalties against an Alabama construction firm for multiple safety violations, including 11 repeat violations.

The company has 15 business days from the receipt of the citations to contest the violations and proposed penalties.

The case against T&C Construction in Hoover, Ala., stemmed from an OSHA Regional Emphasis Program on falls when an OSHA compliance officer observed that employees laying brick on a residential house were exposed to a fall hazard.

T&C was cited with 11 repeat violations, with proposed penalties of $131,200. The violations are alleged to include:

• Lack of a company safety program

• Employees not wearing personal protective equipment

• An extension cord made with parts for permanent installation being on the ground

• Employees using electrical branch circuits that did not have a ground-fault circuit interrupter

• Several deficiencies in scaffolding procedures

• Failure to develop, implement or maintain a written hazard communications program for employees working with mortar or cement

The employer was also cited for five serious safety violations and $14,800 in proposed penalties:

• Having no guards on the gear or pulleys on the mixing machine

• Using an extension cord that had the grounding prong removed

• Having scaffold planking that was not designed by a qualified person and damaged planking that was not replaced or removed

• Having no guardrails installed on a ramp being used

• Using fabricated scaffold frames that were not joined together with coupling or stacking pins.

The site was inspected by staff from OSHA's Area Office in Birmingham, Ala.

   

Tagged categories: Health and safety; OSHA; OSHA

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