OSHA has fined WBG Construction, based in Wesley Chapel, for seven safety violations at two of the company’s locations. The agency said the violations exposed employees to potential injury or even death. The fines total $119,000.
OSHA says inspections in 2008 revealed that the company failed to protect workers from possible cave-ins while working in trenches. OSHA says employees weren’t trained in ladder safety, didn’t have ladders available while working in trenches and had to work while water could seep into the trenches.
The agency characterized the violations as “willful,” meaning that they were committed with “plain indifference to or intentional disregard for employee safety and health.”
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