The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Brutus Construction Inc. of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, for exposing employees to fall and other safety hazards at a Pennsylvania worksite. The company faces $181,699 in penalties.
An OSHA inspector observed employees working without fall protection on roofs at a residential construction site in Souderton, Pennsylvania. OSHA cited Brutus Construction Inc. for willfully exposing employees to fall hazards, repeat safety hazards and failure to provide fall protection training.
“Companies that fail to meet basic fall protection requirements place employees’ lives at risk,” says OSHA Allentown Area Director Jean Kulp in a news release.
OSHA has cited Brutus Construction Inc. 19 times in the past for similar hazards and proposed nearly $440,000 in penalties.
The company has 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.