CT Contractor Cited $146K for Fall Hazard Violations

Originally published by: United States Department of LaborSeptember 19, 2018

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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, Connecticut. 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; using a damaged ladder, and exposing employees to falls from ladders; failing to provide eye protection; and conduct regular inspections of 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. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.

For resources dedicated to jobsite safety, check out FrameSAFE, a comprehensive program created by the National Framers Council.