OSHA’s recent enforcement actions against DDG Construction Services Inc. must have been like déjà vu all over again for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company. The agency cited DDG for failing to provide workers with fall protection at a commercial building site in Springfield, Missouri – bringing the number of fall violations the company has been cited for since 2014 to 15. Proposed penalties for the latest round of citations: $98,693.
OSHA inspectors also cited the company for failing to ensure the attachment of fall safety systems to an aerial lift in order to protect employees working at heights, and for failing to provide eye protection.
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, accounting for 39.2 percent of all worksite fatalities in 2017.
DDG, whose company slogan is “Always Done Right,” has 250 employees and specializes in commercial buildings, hotels and motels. The company’s services include new commercial construction, wall framing, wall framing, floor and roof trusses, and doors and windows.
“Falls are preventable when required safety measures are taken,” said Karena Lorek, OSHA’s Kansas City Area Director.