OSHA has cited Buford-based European Craft Construction and its owner Ioan Tampa for workplace safety violations at a Chillicothe, Ohio, worksite. The agency has proposed penalties of $242,500.
The total outstanding proposed penalties against Tampa, some being contested, and final determinations or settlements add up to more than $600,000, OSHA said. These penalties come from cases in Indiana, Ohio and Georgia.
In Chillicothe, OSHA said one of its compliance officers observed employees working from platforms without fall protection. OSHA alleged five serious, five willful and one repeat violation of workplace safety standards.
OSHA issued willful violations for allegedly unsafe scaffolding and lack of fall protection from falls of up to 25 feet. Alleged serious violations involved electrical hazards. The agency issued a repeat citation for an alleged failure to provide personal protective equipment and a lack of toe boards or overhead protection on the scaffolds.
Tampa has 15 working days to appeal these latest OSHA allegations.