OSHA cites contractor for failure to provide proper fall protection

OSHA cites contractor for failure to provide proper fall protection

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based construction company faces proposed penalties of $98,693.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Charlotte, North Carolina-based DDG Construction Services Inc. for failing to provide workers with fall protection at a commercial building site in Springfield, Missouri. The company faces proposed penalties of $98,693.

OSHA inspectors also cited the company for failing to ensure the attachment of fall safety systems to an aerial lift to protect employees working at heights and failing to provide eye protection. OSHA has cited DDG Construction Services Inc. for more than 15 fall violations since 2014.

“Falls are preventable when required safety measures are taken,” OSHA’s Kansas City Area Director Karena Lorek says. “Employers must develop and implement safety procedures to ensure that employees are protected from falls and other workplace safety hazards.”

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and 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.