OSHA Fines Sea Isle Builder JF Builders $48,000 For Alleged OSHA Violations
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has hit Sea Isle City company JF Builders, Inc. with fines of $48,510. The fines were implemented for two repeat and two serious safety violations at a Pleasure Avenue construction site in Sea Isle City, NJ.
OSHA alleged that JF Builders exposed workers to fall hazards from heights of approximately 12 feet to the ground, presumably without fall protection. The company was cited for the same violations in 2009 and 2001.
Under OSHA regulations, workers must be protected from falls from a distance of more than 6 feet. See OSHA 1926.501(b)(2)(i). Workers can be protected from falls by the use of guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems. Fall arrest systems often include a harness attached to safety line, such as a lanyard or lifeline.
Falls are one of the leading causes of death or injury on construction sites. Our firm has expertise in dealing with construction fall accidents.
Construction accident lawyer John Mattiacci and the firm have successfully recovered significant seven figure verdicts or settlements for clients injured due to improperly marked holes or uncovered holes, trip and fall accidents caused by construction debris, and lack of adequate scaffolding, guardrails or fall protection.
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