Auburn-based framing company cited for safety hazards

Updated: Feb. 2, 2018 at 3:47 PM EST
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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - An Auburn-based framing contractor has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing employees to fall and eye safety hazards.

Omar Garcia faces proposed penalties of $113,073.

OSHA inspected the company after employees were observed performing residential framing work without fall protection.

A willful citation was issued to Omar Garcia for failing to require employees to use fall protection. A serious citation was issued for allowing employees to use automatic nail guns without proper eye protection.

Omar Garcia has 15 business days from the receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the company has been cited five times since 2015 for failing to provide fall protection.

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for employees under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

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