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OSHA cites Carter Construction with safety violations

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) -

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Loveland-based Carter Construction Co. Inc with four safety violations.

OSHA's inspection in June was conducted under the agency's National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation. The violations for exposing workers to excavation hazards while installing an underground storm sewer pipe in a 20-feet-deep trench come with proposed penalties totaling $68,500.

"Carter Construction has a responsibility to ensure that workers are properly protected from known workplace hazards such as trench cave-ins, a leading cause of death and injury in excavation work," said Bill Wilkerson, OSHA's area director in Cincinnati. "OSHA is committed to protecting workers, especially when employers fail to do so."

Two willful violations include failing to provide sidewall protection in a trench and to remove employees from an excavation where hazards were identified.

Other violations include failing to keep equipment and material at least two feet back from the excavation's edge and provide entry into and exit from an open excavation.

David Carter, president of Carter construction, said in an e-mail to FOX19, "My men simply  made a poor judgment call and it was corrected."

"We pride ourselves on our workmanship and safety," said Carter. "We are a small company and I know each and every man and woman here and their safety is important to me.  We are a family and I need to know that everyone goes home each day to their loved ones."

Carter Construction has 15 business days of its citations and penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director or contest them before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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