Florida construction workers exposed to 200-foot falls
A company hired to restore the concrete finish on high-rise apartment buildings exposed its workers to falls of more than 200 feet due to scaffolding that was improperly assembled and secured to the building, according to OSHA.
The agency initiated the Oct. 2, 2014 inspections of Maxim Construction Group Corp. worksites after receiving complaints alleging fall hazards.
The Hallandale Beach, Florida company received 17 serious citations.
- not properly inspecting the scaffolding prior to each use
- not developing a written respiratory protection program for workers exposed to silica while restoring concrete
- failure to implement a hearing conservation program for workers exposed to high noise levels
Proposed Penalties: $119,000