OSHA Cites New Jersey Construction Contractor with 32 Safety Violations

OSHA Cites New Jersey Construction Contractor with 32 Safety Violations

Road Contractor Corp. faces more than $819,000 in proposed penalties.

Following an eight-week investigation resulting in the discovery of 32 safety violations, OSHA has levied $819,417 in proposed penalties to Road Contractor Corp., a construction contractor based in Long Branch, New Jersey.

According to a recent release, the agency found the company had repeatedly exposed employees to fall hazards. These OSHA inspections were part of the agency’s National Emphasis Program on Falls, the leading cause of death among construction workers. 

“Since July 2023, we have found in 24 inspections that Road Contractor Corp. exposed its employees routinely to dangerous falls and other safety hazards common in residential construction,” OSHA Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick in Marlton, New Jersey, said in a statement. “OSHA will use its legal authority to hold accountable employers like Road Contractor Corp. that callously disregard the safety of their employees and potentially jeopardize their lives.”

Among the violations, OSHA found Road Contractor Corp.—which offers wood framing and sheathing services for residential construction—failed to provide required fall protection, allowed unsafe use of portable ladders, exposed employees to silica hazards without proper training, operated machines without necessary guards, lacked hazardous communication programs, and did not provide eye and face protection.

Road Contractor Corp. has 15 business days from receiving the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA, or contest the agency’s findings.

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Robert Yaniz Jr. is the Content Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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