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Construction Firm Cited For Exposing Employees To Hazards At Worksite In Bridgeport

An out-of-state construction firm faces nearly $150,000 in penalties for hazards identified by OSHA at a Bridgeport worksite.
An out-of-state construction firm faces nearly $150,000 in penalties for hazards identified by OSHA at a Bridgeport worksite. Photo Credit: Westfair Online

A South Carolina construction company faces nearly $150,000 in proposed fines for exposing workers to hazards at a construction site in Bridgeport.

Columbia, South Carolina-based LLE Construction LLC faces $146,554 in penalties, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as reported here by Westfair.

OSHA inspectors observed employees installing shingles and a skylight without fall protection at the Bridgeport site, which was not specified.

LLE also was cited for failing to provide fall protection, train employees to recognize fall hazards and properly anchor fall protection equipment; using a damaged ladder and exposing employees to falls from ladders; failing to provide eye protection; and failing to conduct regular inspections of the worksite, materials and equipment.

Violations are not knew to the out-of-state construction firm: OSHA previously cited the company for fall and eye protection hazards in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

LLE has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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