Fall from balcony results in $66,990 proposed OSHA fine
OSHA cited a Texas flooring company for workplace hazards after a worker required hospitalization due to workplace injuries.
Subfloor Systems Inc. of Hurst, Texas, was fined $66,990 by OSHA after a worker fell off a balcony at a Fort Worth commercial construction site.
An inspection that began on July 29, 2015, resulted in citations for one willful and one serious violation. The citations were issued on Jan. 20, 2016.
The company’s failure to ensure employees use fall protection resulted in the willful violation, and failing to train workers in recognizing and avoiding fall hazards, specifically in a language that each employee understands, led to the serious violation.
Subfloor Systems, a flooring and concrete company, employs about 62 workers at its headquarters in Hurst, Texas.