The company was inspected in November 2004 after employees were observed working from a scaffold structure without required safety equipment, according to OSHA. OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH, said the company was cited for four willful, three serious and two other-than-serious alleged violations.
The willful citations allege the company failed to: install base plates and mud sills under the scaffold structure; provide employees a safe means of access to the working platforms of the scaffold; conduct a pre-shift inspection; and provide guard rails when fall distances exceeded 10 feet.
Alleged serious violations include allegations that employees did not wear head protection when working from and under scaffolds; working levels of a tubular weld scaffold were not fully planked or decked; and scaffold platforms greater than 10 feet in length extended more than 18 inches beyond the supports.
Alleged other-than-serious citations included failure to provide the OSHA 300 logs of workplace injuries and illnesses for the years 2002, 2003 and 2004 and failure to provide scaffold hazard training.