A Florida construction company was cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for four serious violations after one worker died and another was seriously injured while working on a bridge expansion project on Interstate 95 last December.
OSHA proposed $58,942 in penalties against The de Moya Group, a construction company specializing in complex infrastructure projects throughout Florida, for the workplace incident, which caused the death of one worker and left another with a severe broken leg.
The company was charged with exposing employees to risks suffered by and for various errors associated with crane operation.
The carpenters fell to a road below I-95 when a 90-foot-long concrete pile weighing 35,000 pounds broke free from restraints after a crane shifted due to unstable soil and hit a boom, causing the men to fall.
The workers were involved in a project to expand a bridge along southbound I-95 in the Fort Lauderdale area.
OSHA said the company has already disputed the findings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.