cites 11 contractors for alleged safety violations
$83,000 in Penalties
contractors working on a project at 100 Morton Street in Manhattan have
been cited for alleged serious and repeated safety violations by the U.S.
Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
from the agency's Manhattan office inspected the job site as part of a
"local emphasis program" in the New York City area aimed at eliminating
fall hazards in the construction industry. They found workers at the site
were exposed to a variety of hazards, including unguarded wall and floor
openings; unguarded stair wells, building sides and roof edges; uncovered
floor holes; lack of personal protective equipment and hazard communications
training; electrical hazards; and unsafe ladders and scaffolding.
"It's fortunate that
no workers were killed on this construction site," said Richard Mendelson,
OSHA's area director in Manhattan. "Left uncorrected, the hazards we found
could easily lead to tragedy."
issued to the following employers:
Employer and Type
of Citation Proposed Penalties
R & R Architectural
Aluminum Products, Inc., Yonkers, NY two serious violations $ 1,800
Spieler & Ricca
Electrical Co., Inc., Long Island City, NY two serious & one repeat
&Electric, Inc., New York, NY three serious & one repeat $15,200
New Town Corp.,
Mount Vernon, NY one repeat violation $ 3,200
Corp., Mount Vernon, NY two serious & one repeat $14,000
Kings County Waterproofing
Corp., Brooklyn, NY one serious & two repeat $ 3,300
Eagle One Roofing
Contractors, Inc., Astoria, NY two serious & one repeat $ 4,800
DCM Erectors, Inc.
AKA: Solera/DCM, New York, NY three serious & one repeat $13,200
Madison Fire Protection,
LLC, Floral Park, NY one serious & one otherthanserious $ 450
MD Carlisle Construction
Corp., New York, NY five serious $ 5,000
Century Maxim Construction
Corp., Port Chester, NY five serious & one repeat $17,200
A serious citation
is issued when death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard
about which the employer knew, or should have known. A repeat violation
occurs when a company has been cited for similar violations within the
past three years and the citation has become a final order.
Workers or employers
seeking more information about the local emphasis program to prevent falls
at construction sites may call 212-620-3200. The Occupational Safety and
Health Administration is dedicated to saving lives, preventing injuries
and illnesses, and protecting America's workers. Safety and health add
value to business, the workplace and life.