OSHA Cites Construction Company for Fall Hazards

October 3, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Jacksonville construction company for exposing its employees to numerous fall hazards.

Justin Construction Co. LLC was inspected in February 2014. During the investigation, OSHA inspectors observed workers without mandatory fall protection at three separate work sites.

JCC was cited for inadequate fall protection, even for employees working on steep roofs up to 16 feet high. Management also failed to provide fall protection for employees working on decks higher than 6 feet.

Several of the citations were repeat violations, meaning JCC had been warned before. The company knew the risks, but still decided to expose its workers to dangerous conditions.

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Even from low heights, falls can cause brain damage, paralysis and permanent disability.

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Source: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=26631

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