Biggest OSHA fines of Q2 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic might have altered the way OSHA conducts inspections and even limited enforcement in some regions of the state with high ranges of neighborhood transmission, but the agency is nonetheless focusing on contractors that set their employees’ life at danger by exposing them to two of the most severe sector threats — fall and excavation dangers. 

Falls are the major trigger of accidental development fatalities, together with caught-in/involving, struck-by and electrocution incidents.

Listed here are the agency’s largest fines for the 2nd quarter of this year:

Alejandro Vasquez Gallegos
Columbus, Ohio

Complete Proposed Fines: $236,642

Status: Pending Penalty Payment (here and here)

Contractor Alejandro Vasquez Gallegos picked up 4 severe, two willful and two repeat violation citations in April right after two inspections that OSHA initiated in November 2019 as element of a local emphasis application (LEP)  focused on fall protection. The agency proposed $141,222 and $95,420 for

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