OSHA Cites W.Va. Company, Proposes $109,450 Fine

The serious violation involved inappropriate use of a forklift to support a scaffold platform.

Fri March 13, 2015 - National Edition
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Martinsburg contractor faces a $109,450 fine for alleged workplace violations at a Morgantown construction site.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing the penalty for K&F Construction Inc. based on a workplace inspection conducted last September.

OSHA said it found three alleged willful violations and one serious violation. The willful violations involved safety precautions for workers exposed to falls of 25 feet or more. OSHA inspectors said workers also were using a pneumatic nail gun while not wearing eye protection.

The serious violation involved inappropriate use of a forklift to support a scaffold platform.

OSHA said the company was cited for the same violations in 2006.

K&F has 15 business days to agree to the fine, request a conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings.