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DOL Logo OSHA Regional News Brief – Region 4

U.S. Department of Labor

March 7, 2016

Mega Construction continues to expose workers to dangerous fall hazards
at Daphne, Alabama, subdivisions; OSHA proposes more than $92K in fines

Employer name: Mega Construction Co. Inc.

Inspection site: 24543 Alex Court, Daphne, Alabama 36526
10650 Ahern Drive, Daphne, Alabama 36526

Citations issued: Citations were issued to the employer on March 4, 2016.

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted two separate inspections at the Bellaton and Dunmore subdivisions. The inspections are a part of the agency's Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction.

Mega Construction was issued two repeat citations for failing to provide fall protection equipment for employees working from heights up to 9 feet. OSHA has inspected the employer 12 times in the last five years, including after a fatality in September 2013.

Proposed penalties: $92,400

Quote: "It is extremely disturbing that, after a dozen inspections and a workplace fatality, Mega Construction continues to violate OSHA's fall protection requirements," said Joseph Roesler, OSHA's area director in Mobile. "Our goal is to use firm, fair and consistent enforcement to ensure voluntary compliance."

The citations can be viewed at: http://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/documents/newsroom/releases/OSHA20160436a.pdf

Based in Robertsdale, Alabama, Mega Construction has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

To ask questions; obtain compliance assistance; file a complaint or report amputations, eye loss, workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Mobile Area Office at 251-441-6131.

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Media Contacts:

Michael D’Aquino, 678-237-0630, d’aquino.michael@dol.gov
Lindsay Williams, 678-237-0630, williams.lindsay.l@dol.gov

Release Number: 16-436-ATL (51)

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