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News » US » OSHA cites Florida paving business over fatal accident » published 2 Aug 2018

OSHA cites Florida paving business over fatal accident

A Florida paving company has been cited for safety violations after an employee sustained fatal injuries.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) cited Pavemax Corp over the injuries, which happened at a site in Orange City.

OSHA inspectors determined that a paver operator lacked proper training to use the equipment, and was allowed to stand on the equipment while it was in motion, and subsequently fell and was pulled under the paver.

The company, which is based in Holly Hill, Florida, faces US$16,814 in proposed fines, including the maximum penalty under the law, for failing to provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards.

“This tragedy could have been prevented if employees were trained properly on operating equipment safely,” said OSHA Jacksonville area office acting director Buddy Underwood.

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 & Health Review Commission.

 

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This article was published on 2 Aug 2018 (last updated on 2 Aug 2018).

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