US Demco of Brooklyn exposed construction workers to potential fatal falls by failing to provide and ensure the use of lifesaving fall protection on a demolition site located at 50-54 Clarkson Ave in Brooklyn, NYC, according to OSHA inspectors.
Inspectors also found that the guardrails for planking used by workers to access sections of the second and third floors were missing increasing the risk of a fall.
Additionally workers were not supervised by a competent person with the knowledge and the authority to identify and correct fall hazards. Inspectors also noticed that falling debris exposed workers to dangers of lacerations and broken bones and ungrounded power tools could have lead to electrocution and burns.
OSHA cited US Demco of Brooklyn for willful, serious safety violations of workplace safety standards and proposed $45,200 in penalties against the Brooklyn demolition contractor.