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The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Sansla Inc. of 41 Liberty Street, Passaic, New Jersey, and proposed penalties of $150,600 against the firm, for six alleged willful and five alleged serious violations of OSHA standards. The company has until September 1 to contest the citations.
According to Lisa Levy, OSHA area director, the action results from an inspection of a mall at Route 17 and Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, conducted from February 19 to August 3. On February 16, an employee suffered a broken arm after falling from a scaffold at the job site where the company was engaged in asbestos removal work.
OSHA cited the employer for the following alleged willful violations:
The alleged willful violations carry a total proposed penalty of $142,500.
OSHA also cited the employer for the following alleged serious violations:
The alleged serious violations carry a total proposed penalty of $8,100.
A willful violation is defined by OSHA as one committed with an intentional disregard for, or plain indifference to, the requirements of the OSHA act and regulations. A serious violation is defined as one in which there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm can result.
The investigation was conducted by OSHA's Hasbrouck Heights area office, located at 500 Route 17, 2nd Floor, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. Telephone: (201) 288-1700.
This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (212) 337-2319, TDD phone: 800-347-8028
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