Bronx Contractor Facing Over $66,000 in Fines for Fall Hazards

Kay Waterproofing Corp. is facing $66,600 in OSHA fines for 13 serious violations including fall and scaffolding hazards

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Kay Waterproofing Corp., a masonry and waterproofing contractor based in the Bronx, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 13 serious safety violations-including fall and scaffolding hazards-found at a residential building in Edgewater, N.J. OSHA initiated its December 2013 investigation after an imminent danger complaint was made and has proposed $66,600 in penalties.

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Other cited violations included the failure of the company to provide eye protection for employees chipping and cutting masonry; provide hard hats where overhead hazards existed; ensure equipment had an electrical grounding pin and was properly guarded and protected; and ensure ladders were used for the designed purpose and were not defective. A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

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Kay Waterproofing Corp. has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director in Hasbrouck Heights, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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