OSHA: Workers were exposed to fall hazards at hospital construction site

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says two construction contractors exposed workers to fall hazards at the site of the new cancer center for Good Samaritan Hospital.

Arthur Funk and Sons Inc., of Lebanon, and Weaver Construction and Roofing Inc., of East Earl, were cited after an OSHA compliance officer in July saw employees of both companies working without fall protection and exposed to a 13-foot fall, according to an OSHA news release.

Funk was the general contractor for the project at 844 Tuck Street and Weaver was a subcontractor to Funk.

Kevin Kilp, OSHA’s area director in Harrisburg, said Funk recently was cited for fall hazards at the same site and Weaver was cited for fall protection hazards three years ago. He said both companies knew fall protection is critical to saving lives, but continued to expose their employees to the hazards.

OSHA is proposing penalties of $42,350 for Funk and $49,600 for Weaver.

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