The Occupational Safety and Health Administration continued to crack down on safety violations in 2022, including repeat offenders.
For the third year, an excavation contractor based in Schaumburg, Illinois, received an OSHA notice for failing to follow safety measures designed to keep gravediggers safe from potentially deadly cave-ins. The agency proposed penalties of $118,962.
A. Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc. received a citation in November after OSHA inspectors said they saw two employees working in a 7-foot-deep trench without adequate safety precautions in June at a municipal sewer and water main project in Broadview, Illinois.
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A. Lamp concrete was cited in both 2018 and 2021 for exposing workers to burglary risks.
OSHA considers caves to pose the greatest risk to the lives of construction workers.
Other construction companies received similar caving citations from OSHA this year, including a Missouri contractor, Arrow Plumbing LLC, which was cited in April and fined $796,817 for exposing two workers to caving hazards.
In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission upheld two serious OSHA violations issued to JD Abrams LP after inspectors found a lack of protective gear at an excavation site in Austin, Texas, in 2019. The company was fined $13,494.
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