A construction company in Florida has been cited for 17 serious violations for exposing workers to falls of more than 200 feet due to scaffolding that was improperly assembled and secured to the building. Maxim Construction Group was contracted to restore concrete finish on high rise apartment buildings in Hollywood, Florida. Additional violations were added for failure to check scaffolding before each use, a lack of a written policy to educate workers about respiratory dangers associated with silica in concrete restoration, and the failure to implement a hearing protection program. Proposed fines total $119,000.
Read the full release from OSHA here.