OSHA fined four contractors a total of $536,687 after an inspection conducted under a Regional Emphasis Program (REP) for fall hazards in construction found workers exposed to dangerous falls at a New Jersey jobsite.
The agency initiated an inspection at the Burlington County construction site and conducted eight inspections under the REP between May and August 2021, identifying numerous violations by all four contractors.
On May 24, OSHA inspectors observed employees working for each of the four contractors exposed to falls and other hazards at Venue Estates at Smithville Green, a senior community housing development under construction in Eastampton, according to a Department of Labor news release.
Max Contractors Inc. is facing $426,096 in proposed fines for five willful and 12 serious violations after four inspections found the sheathing contractor exposed its workers to falls, failed to ensure safe ladder use and failed to provide eye protection and hard hats.
This contractor was cited in January, August and October 2021 for similar violations on other projects.
Pine Contractor Corp. received a $90,111 fine for one willful violation for failing to provide fall protection.
The company was cited during eight prior inspections in 2021 for similar violations.
Stars Vinyl, El Primo Construction
Stars Vinyl Siding of Philadelphia was cited for exposing workers to falls and other safety hazards. It’s facing a fine of $16,384.
El Primo Construction LLC failed to provide fall protection and faces $4,096 in proposed penalties.