OSHA: Atlanta construction company exposed workers to falls
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) fined Atlanta-based JA Siding Construction Services LLC $65,120 for several alleged safety violations.
The citations included failure to provide fall protection equipment to employees working on a scaffold 28 to 32 feet high and failure to ensure the scaffold was properly secured, OSHA said. The company also failed to provide protective eyewear to workers using nail guns, according to OSHA. JA Siding was previously cited for this violation in 2014.
“Falls are the leading cause of death in construction and JA Siding is blatantly disregarding the safety and health of its workers by not providing fall protection and not ensuring the scaffolding is properly secured,” said Christi Griffin, director of OSHA’s Atlanta-West Area Office, in a statement. “These hazards cannot continue to go unchecked and management must make immediate changes.”