OSHA fines Burlington firm for violations

Posted: June 19, 2013

RPK Construction Inc. of Burlington has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three violations - including one for the willful failure to protect employees from falls while working above the ground. That violation carries a $15,400 penalty.

"Falls are among the most common causes of work-related injuries and deaths," Paula Dixon-Roderick, director of OSHA's Marlton Area Office, said in a statement. "This company's failure to provide fall protection for workers reflects a negligent attitude toward worker safety and health."

Two other violations, punishable by a combined penalty of $5,280 in penalties, have to do with damaged electrical equipment and utilized without grounding pins.

The company has 15 business days to respond to OSHA. No one from the firm was immediately available for comment. - Jane M. Von Bergen

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