Falls are the number one cause of death in the construction industry and construction companies are required by law to provide adequate fall protection to their workers. After OSHA received a complaint of imminent danger on a construction site, the agency started to investigate Kay Waterproofing Corp. a masonry and waterproofing contractor located in the Bronx, NYC. OSHA discovered that the contractor was exposing its workers to serious fall hazards and cited Kay Waterproofing Corp. for 13 serious safety violations that included fall and scaffolding hazards. Other violations included failure to provide eye protection for employees chipping and cutting masonry; failure to provide hard hats where overhead hazards existed; failure to ensure equipment had an electrical grounding pin and was properly guarded and protected; and failure to ensure ladders were used for the designed purpose and were not defective.
Read more in the OSHA news release