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Contractor fined after exposing workers to safety hazards

On Behalf of | Jun 7, 2022 | Construction Accidents

It’s no secret that the construction industry is one of the most hazardous fields in which to work. Every year, a multitude of construction workers in Washington suffer injuries while performing the duties of their jobs. Those who work in the construction industry never know what they may face when they head to work each day. 

Construction contractor faces multiple fines 

A construction contractor in another state was fined after allegedly violating federal safety standards. Reportedly, federal investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that workers were exposed to multiple safety hazards capable of causing serious injuries or worse. Apparently, this contractor has a history of violating federal safety standards and ignoring safety penalties and citations. 

In the latest investigation, reports said an OSHA inspector found that the contractor exposed a roofer and a foreman to deadly fall hazards. Apparently, they were working at heights of over 20 feet above the ground without adequate fall protection. Also, investigators found that workers were not properly trained to use powered industrial vehicles, were allowed to use ladders improperly and were not provided proper head and eye protection. According to OSHA, the contractor was fined over $260,000 for violations found in the most recent investigation. 

Help is available for injured workers 

No one truly expects to be injured while working. Yet, it happens to thousands of construction workers every year. Whenever an employee in Washington is injured on the job, he or she can begin the process of obtaining rightful compensation by contacting a trusted legal representative. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney can provide guidance and help those injured obtain the benefits they deserve.