Atlanta Construction Company Exposed Workers to Dangerous Falls, OSHA Finds

The citations were issued for fall protection violations and failing to provide protective eyewear to workers using a pneumatic nail gun.

OSHA has cited JA Siding Construction Services LLC of Atlanta, Ga., for two willful and one repeated safety violation after an inspection under its Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction. The willful citations were issued for failing to provide fall protection equipment to employees working on a scaffold and for failing to ensure the scaffold was properly secured. Proposed penalties totaled $65,120.

A repeat citation was issued for not providing protective eyewear to workers using a pneumatic nail gun.

"Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, and JA Siding is blatantly disregarding the safety and health of its workers by not providing fall protection and not ensuring the scaffolding is properly secured," said Christi Griffin, director of OSHA's Atlanta-West Area Office. "These hazards cannot continue to go unchecked and management must make immediate changes."

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