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Contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction work site in Bridgeport, according to www.osha.gov. The company is not an NRCA member.

On March 1, OSHA inspectors observed L.L.E. Construction employees installing shingles and a skylight without fall protection. In August, the company 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 work site, materials and equipment. Proposed penalties total $146,544. OSHA previously cited L.L.E. Construction for fall and eye protection hazards in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

L.L.E. Construction has 15 business days from receipt of its 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.