The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a New Jersey contractor doing work in Philadelphia this month with multiple March scaffolding safety violations, fining the company $191,215, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The agency said DH Construction LLC allowed workers to use scaffolding that wasn't secured or cross-braced, didn't provide for adequate planks on the floor and didn't protect workers from falling objects. OSHA said that some of the scaffolding was also built too close to power lines.
OSHA issued DH Construction eight repeat and two serious violation citations. The owner of DH Construction has another construction company, which was cited for similar violations in 2014.
Scaffolding-related violations typically make an appearance in OSHA's annual top 10 list of most frequently violated safety standards. Incorrectly assembled or misused scaffolding equipment can create fall hazards...