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Construction Site in Florida Cited for Exposing Workers to Hazards

Jan. 24, 2018
OSHA has cited Action Concrete for exposing workers to fall hazards and eye injuries, with proposed penalties of nearly $60,000.

Action Concrete Construction Inc., a Huntsville, Ala.-based subcontractor specializing in rough carpentry and concrete, has been cited by OSHA for exposing its employees to fall hazards and eye injuries. Proposed penalties amount to $59,864.

While investigating a worksite in Panama City Beach, Fla., 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. Action Concrete was also cited for allowing its employees to use a pneumatic air gun without wearing proper eye protection. The inspection was part of OSHA’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction.

“Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in the construction industry,” says Brian Sturtecky, OSHA area office director in Jacksonville, Fla. “Employers must provide adequate training and appropriate equipment to ensure the workers are protected.”

Action Concrete has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings.

About the Author

Dave Blanchard | Editor-in-Chief / Senior Director of Content

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeek, EHS Today, Material Handling & Logistics, Logistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. In addition, he serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. Prior to joining Endeavor/Informa/Penton, he spent a decade covering the artificial intelligence industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. 

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