Construction Company Cited in Connecticut for Safety Hazards, Faces $146K in Penalties
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction worksite in Bridgeport, Conn. The company faces $146,554 in proposed penalties.
OSHA inspectors observed employees installing shingles and a skylight without fall protection. The company was cited for failing to provide fall protection, train employees to recognize fall hazards and properly anchor fall protection equipment. It was also cited for using a damaged ladder and exposing employees to falls from ladders, failing to provide eye protection and conduct regular inspections of the worksite, materials and equipment. OSHA cited the company for fall and eye protection hazards in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
L.L.E. Construction LLC 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.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, education and assistance.