OSHA Enforcement

McDavid, FL – OSHA has cited L.A. Disaster Relief and Property Maintenance LLC after an employee suffered burn injuries at a McDavid, Florida, worksite. The property maintenance and land clearing company faces $94,415 in penalties.

OSHA investigators determined that the company owner directed the injured employee to ignite wood and debris inside an air burn box using a torch and gasoline, which caused an explosion.

OSHA cited the company for failing to implement a hazard communication program to familiarize employees with flammable and combustible dust hazards.

Jacksonville, FL – OSHA has levied fines this past week totaling $245,887 against roofing company Elo Restoration for fall protection violations after inspections of a 13-foot residential roof at 1116 Nochaway Dr. in St. Augustine in May,  a nine-foot residential roof job at 156 Gala Cir. in Daytona Beach in June, and 397 Bostwick Cir. in St. Augustine in July.

OSHA online records show the company, labeled a repeat offender, which went under various names over the years, was fined four times for seven fall violations in 2015 and 2016, as well as failing to ensure workers used proper eye and face protection.

Columbus, OH – OSHA has alleged serious and willful safety violations and proposed $142,270 in fines against an elevator company whose worker was crushed in an elevator shaft at the site of the new five-story Mount Carmel Grove City hospital.

Randy Wilson, 45, who had recently moved to Worthington, died on April 18 while working for the German-based ThyssenKrupp Elevator. Officials said an elevator car believed to weigh around 1,000 pounds fell on him as he worked at the bottom of the shaft.

The ThyssenKrupp firm, which has North America operations and a local branch in Westerville, is contesting the federal allegations.