In October 2017, OSHA investigated Philadelphia company Hua Da Construction after a complaint.
The agency discovered the company exposed its workers to numerous “dangerous” workplace safety hazards.
“Employers have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthful workplace,” said Theresa Downs, OSHA Philadelphia area office director, in a statement. “This employer continued to disregard OSHA standards, and put workers at risk for injury from multiple safety hazards.”
OSHA cited the employer for exposing workers to electrical shock, trip, fall, struck-by and impalement hazards; obstructed egress routes; unsafe use of ladders and compressed gas cylinders; and lack of fall protection. Hua Da Construction was cited for similar violations in 2016.
As a result of the violations, proposed penalties total $222,152.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings.