Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Washington State Department of Labor Fines Contractor $203K for Fall Hazards

WA Contractor Fined $203,420 for unsafe working conditions
According to ConstructionDIVE, Washington State Department of Labor has fined J & I Construction $203,420 for 13 violations. The company faces three willful violations for a lack of suitable fall protection for employees working on a 20-foot-tall wall. It was also fined for three repeat serious violations for the absence of a fall-hazard plan, with workers vulnerable to wall openings and improper ladder use. Smaller violations include a lack of stair railings, the absence of safety springs on nail guns, allowing employees to work without hard hats, and not having a person on site possessing a valid first aid credential.

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