OSHA Fines Missouri Company $221K for Safety Violations

July 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Clint Horn, doing business as Sturgis Tuckpointing, in St. Louis with alleged safety violations for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards while working on scaffolding structures. Proposed penalties total $221,600.

OSHA’s inspection, which began in February 2010, resulted in Sturgis Tuckpointing receiving two alleged serious and five alleged repeat citations. The serious violations address hazards associated with the misuse of portable ladders.

The repeat violations address hazards associated with a lack of worksite inspections, no protection from overhead hazards, unsafe scaffold access, lack of fall protection on a scaffold and a lack of or deficient scaffold training.

Sturgis Tuckpointing has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director in St. Louis or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Source: OSHA

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