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Framing contractor again cited three years after fatality

Posted On: Mar. 29, 2023 11:15 AM CST


An Ocala, Florida-based framing contractor is facing $464,079 in proposed fines by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration over alleged continued safety violations, the fines coming three years after a roofing employee fell to his death.

OSHA on Tuesday announced the citations against Domingos 54 Construction Inc. for three willful violations and one repeat violation after inspectors in September 2022 observed employees working atop a 15-foot residential roof in Tampa without safety gear.

OSHA said the company has still failed to train workers on fall hazards and that employees continue to use pneumatic nail guns, circular saws and hammers without proper eye protection.

The company has 15 days to contest the citations and proposed fines.

OSHA said it has inspected the company’s job sites 11 times since February 2019.

One of the company’s worker’s suffered a fatal fall in March 2020.