OSHA Proposes $793K in Penalties for PA Contractor

OSHA Proposes $793K in Penalties for PA Contractor

Included in the citation are willful and safety violations.

After multiple inspections, one Pennsylvania roofing contractor is being cited for multiple violations.

According to a press release, OSHA inspected All Best Contractor Corp of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, six times under the local emphasis program for fall hazards. Five locations in New Jersey were inspected, one in Mt. Holly, two in Eastampton and two in Medford.

At all sites, OSHA found the contractor did not provide workers on roofs with fall protection and did not provide eye and head protection or training for forklifts. According to the release, workers were exposed to “damaged ladders, unsafe use of ladders and electrical hazards.”

OSHA cited the contractor for seven willful violations and 11 safety violations and proposed a penalty of $793,290.

“OSHA inspectors found All Best Contractor Corp.’s foreman on site, and yet he allowed employees to work while knowing that they lacked fall and other safety protections. Such blatant disregard for the safety and well-being of the company’s workers shows a willful recklessness,” said OSHA Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick in Marlton, New Jersey in the press release. "The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will make every effort to hold employers accountable when they put workers at increased risk of serious injuries or worse.”

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