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OSHA Fines Merrimack Premium Outlet Contractors $173,500

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Ten contractors that worked on construction of the Merrimack Premium Outlets shopping mall in Merrimack were proposed fines totaling $173,000 by U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged workplace safety violations.

OSHA’s Concord office began an inspection in January and found fall, electrical and other hazards. Hardin Construction of Atlanta, Georgia was cited as well as nine subcontractors.

OSHA’s New Hampshire area director stated, “Our inspection found workers exposed to a variety of common but avoidable hazards associated with construction work, notably falls and electric shocks. Both of these hazards can kill or disable workers in seconds. For the safety of their employees, employers must adhere to required safeguards at all times on this and all job sites.”

The nine subcontractors that were cited were roofing subcontractor P&A Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. of Orlando, Fla.; steel-framing contractor F.L. Crane and Sons Inc. of Hutto, Texas; siding and trim contractor Palace Construction Inc. of Litchfield; MasRam Mechanical LP of Houston, Texas; Timber Structures of Auburndale, Fla.; Four Star Drywall LLC of Manchester; Professional Electrical Contractors of CT Inc. of Norwood, Mass.; Paul Modzeleski doing business as Sentry Roofing of Dunbarton; and J.M.D. Architectural Products Inc. of Tipp City, Ohio.

Pulgini & Norton, LLP attorneys have handled workers’ compensation claims for over 25 years in and around Boston and its surrounding areas. If you or a family member has been injured at work and would like to seek legal assistance, please contact us at (781) 843-2200 or (888) 344-2046 or email us.

Cited Sources:

OSHA seeks $173,500 in fines against Merrimack Premium Outlet contractors, UnionLeader.com, August 6, 2012

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