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OSHA cites firm for safety hazards
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Forsyth County News

A Norcross-based construction company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for six safety violations at a residential work site in Cumming.

According to a release from OSHA, LRG Framing allowed employees to work without fall protection, among other safety hazards.

In total, the violations carry proposed fines of more than $66,500.

No one answered phone calls to the company seeking comment Thursday.

The findings follow an investigation that began with a referral. An inspector then observed employees working at heights of up to 30 feet without fall protection, among other hazards.

The fall protection violation has been cited at the company’s construction sites three times since 2006, according to the report, including in connection with a 2007 construction site fatality in East Point.

Other violations listed include failing to ensure that workers use head protection, such as hard hats, when exposed to overhead hazards, and failing to remove from use a damaged electrical cord and power saw with deficient guard.

According to the release, the company also lacked a training program to teach employees how to avoid electrical, fall and “struck-by” hazards.

The company has 15 days from receiving the latest citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety Health Review Commission.