LAKEWOOD – A contractor is facing yet another fine from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
This time, Navy Contractors Inc. is accused of exposing employees to fall hazards on the Lakewood worksite. The contractor is facing $84,183 in penalties for what the government calls “repeat and serious safety violations.”
The Morning Call, a newspaper headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, reported that Navy Contractors Inc. was fined $603,850 for numerous construction site violations in Lehigh and Montgomery counties in April. The company was cited for numerous violations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2018.
In January, OSHA investigated the unidentified Lakewood worksite and found that employees were performing roofing work with fall protection. OSHA also wanted to ensure that employees were wearing hardhats and had received ladder safety training.
“Failure to comply with OSHA fall protection requirements jeopardizes the safety of workers,” OSHA Marlton Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick said. “Fall hazards are well known, but they can be eliminated when workers are trained and protective equipment is used properly.”
Navy Contractors has 15 days to comply or contest the findings.
The company doesn’t appear to have an online presence, and no contact information was readily available.