Waterfront Construction Inc. Cited for Exposing Workers to Serious Safety Hazards
The Miami-based contractor was cited for hazards at a worksite in Hallandale Beach, Fla
OSHA has announced in a statement that it has cited Waterfront Construction Inc. with 12 serious safety violations for exposing workers to falls, burns, and other hazards found, while workers installed seawalls, at 256 Three Islands Blvd in Hallandale Beach. The agency has proposed a $44,100 penalty.
“This company’s failure to provide fall protection and personal protective equipment jeopardized its workers safety and exposed them to avoidable fall and struck-by hazards,” said Condell Eastmond, director of OSHA’s Fort Lauderdale Area Office, in the statement. “Waterfront Construction must take immediate corrective steps to ensure a safe workplace.”
The serious violations OSHA have noted are as follows: fall hazards by having them walk across a wooden board, without fall protection, to access a work area; drowning hazards from not providing life jackets or personal flotation devices to employees working on a barge and seawalls; fire and explosion hazards from improperly storing oxygen and acetylene tanks; struck-by hazards from flying debris and from working in close proximity to a crane while not wearing protective helmets.
Waterfront Construction Inc., a construction contractor that employed three workers at the jobsite and four workers nationwide, also failed to develop and utilize a safety and health program.