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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it has cited Action Concrete Construction Inc. for exposing its employees to fall hazards and eye injuries with proposed penalties of $59,864.
OSHA inspectors identified one willful violation for “failing to install guardrails or use personal fall arrest systems while employees worked at a height of 11 feet,” during its investigation of the Huntsville, Alabama-based company’s Panama City Beach, Florida, worksite in October. Action Concrete Construction was also cited for allowing employees to use a pneumatic air gun without proper eye protection, the department said in a statement.
“Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in the construction industry,” Brian Sturtecky, Jacksonville, Florida-based OSHA area office director said in a statement. “Employers must provide adequate training and appropriate equipment to ensure the workers are protected.”
Action Concrete Construction could not be immediately reached for comment.
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