Four Florida Construction Contractors Cited by OSHA

Collectively, the four companies received 12 citations, with proposed penalties totaling $220,114.

OSHA has cited four Florida-based residential construction contractors for exposing employees to safety hazards at a worksite in Naples, Fla. Collectively, the four companies received 12 citations, with proposed penalties totaling $220,114.

A worker suffered serious injuries after a fall at the Avery Square residential construction site. In conjunction with the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction, OSHA conducted an inspection with the injured worker’s employer, Southern Living Contractors Inc. The company was cited by OSHA for failing to provide fall protection to employees working on roofing activities.

At the site, inspectors witnessed other safety hazards associated with other contractors. OSHA cited Crown Roofing LLC for failing to provide fall protection, improper use of a ladder, and exposing employees to struck-by hazards from falling construction debris.

OSHA also cited Paramount Drywall Inc. — operating as Paramount Stucco LLC — for exposing employees to fall hazards, failing to provide fall protection, and permitting employees to climb the scaffold frame instead of an approved ladder to access the work platform.

In addition, OSHA cited Sunny Grove Landscaping and Nursery Inc. for exposing employees to struck-by hazards from falling debris.

The four companies have 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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