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Pennsylvania framing company cited over safety failings

A carpentry framing company based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, has been fined US$213,318 for hazards at one of its sites.

The US Labor Department’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Strong Contractors Inc for safety and health hazards at the site in Lansdale. The company has been fined $213,318.

OSHA cited Strong Contractors for two willful and five serious violations after inspectors found employees working without fall and head protection and untrained employees operating powered industrial trucks. Site safety inspections were not being performed and there was a lack of fire extinguishers.

“Employers are required to regularly assess their worksites to ensure employees are properly protected,” said Jean Kulp, OSHA area office director in Allentown. “Despite numerous warnings of potential hazards, this employer continually disregarded required safety procedures, and put employees at risk for serious or fatal injuries.”

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and 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 8 Mar 2018 (last updated on 8 Mar 2018).

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