2 Construction Companies Cited for Putting Workers in Danger

July 17, 2015

Two Florida construction companies were cited $153,090 in penalties for putting its workers in danger, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

OSHA cited two willful, one repeat and two serious violations to Transformers Construction Services Inc. and Buildtronix LLC after inspections in February and April 2015 were initiated as part of the agency's Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction.

Compliance officers in the area observed workers exposed to fall hazards while performing residential construction. The willful violations involve failing to protect workers from falls from heights up to 14 feet while performing residential construction.

The repeat citation was issued for allowing workers to use pneumatic nail guns without eye protection. The serious violations were cited for failing to ensure an extension ladder extended 3 feet above the landing surface and allowing employees to stand on the top step of a stepladder while installing roof trusses.