OSHA says that Berlin Builders, a residential construction contractor in New Jersey, has repeatedly exposed its employees to dangerous falls by ignoring safety standards. The company was cited 19 repeat and eight serious violations in total.
“By refusing to provide the proper fall protection, Berlin Builders is jeopardizing the lives and well-being of its employees and their families,” said Paula Dixon-Roderick, director of OSHA’s Marlton Area Office. “Four in 10 construction workers who die as a result of workplace injury suffer a fall, so it’s vital that construction companies take responsibility to ensure worker safety. No one should have to compromise their safety in order to earn a paycheck.”
Some of the violations include the failure to: provide fall protection, train employees on fall protection, inspect jobsites, and train employees on how to use ladders properly.