Federal safety regulators have cited two contractors following the death of a worker at Delaware’s port of Wilmington earlier this year.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc., along with Industrial Services Group Inc., were cited for exposing employees to fall hazards. The companies face $687,619 in penalties.
Employees of the two contractors, doing business as Universal Blastco, were renovating a 1.5 million gallon above-ground storage tank at an orange juice processing facility in January when an employee fell 40 feet from a scaffold into the tank.
OSHA issued citations for hazards involving scaffolding and lack of fall protection, and for electrical, confined space, and respiratory protection violations.
Enerfab is contesting the citations.
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