Berlin Builders Inc. a Cinnaminson, NJ-based contractor, faces nearly $900,000 in fines following the failure of 21 of 27 federal safety inspections over the past 12 months. The latest failure for the company occurred after Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued them a citation for exposing workers to falls and other hazards at a Philadelphia job site.
The latest inspection, October 2015, was was prompted by an “imminent danger report” alleging workers were 30 feet or more off the ground working without fall protection. OSHA's inspection led to the company being cited for one willful, two repeat and two serious alleged hazards.
OSHA officials consider any contractor that hires this company as taking a gamble following these violations:
“A developer and contractor that hire this company are truly rolling the dice on worker safety,” said Nicholas DeJesse, director of the agency’s Philadelphia office. “Amid the hazards we have cited, two Berlin Builders’ employees suffered falls in 2015. This employer must make immediate changes before something worse happens.”