Federal workplace safety officials cited a Fort Worth, Texas-based masonry company for continuing to put its workers at risk for falls and fined the firm more than $216,000.
OSHA said a March 2021 inspection revealed RM Masonry and Stucco Inc. once again exposing workers to falls and silica hazards. OSHA cited the company for similar violations in 2018 and 2019.
OSHA cited the company for nine repeat and six serious violations, including failing to ensure that scaffolding was properly planked and secured, provide a ladder for safe egress and inspect scaffolding. OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $216,265.
RM Masonry and Stucco Inc. is a privately-owned construction company with approximately 40 employees.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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