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A Grand Prairie, Texas-based construction company's alleged failure to protect employees from cave-in and other safety hazards at a Wylie, Texas, construction site has resulted in $117,500 in proposed OSHA penalties.
Stakeholders have until Jan. 30 to submit comments to OSHA on a direct final rule to reinstate the original roll-over protective structures (ROPS) standards for the construction and agriculture industries.
While many of the requirements of EM 385 closely parallel OSHA's requirements, there are some notable differences, including requirements for a written site-specific accident prevention plan and the development of activity hazard analyses.
Despite years of experience in excavating for pipelines near overhead power lines, Dallas-based H.C. Price Co. failed to follow federal safety guidelines for protecting workers, according to citations issued by OSHA. Proposed penalties total $150...