Federal officials say a New York City contractor failed to make sure a building under construction was stable before it collapsed and killed a worker and hurt four others last fall. OSHA cited SP&K Construction, a Brooklyn-based company, with 11 safety violations. The company could face more than $77,000 in fines.
SP&K was working on a project in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach section when three floors collapsed as concrete was being poured in November. According to OSHA, the building’s structural frame wasn’t properly braced and the exterior walls weren’t aligned correctly, among other problems. The agency also says the scaffolding on the building wasn’t sufficiently braced. The city’s Department of Buildings issued nine violation notices to SP&K shortly after the collapse.
Source: Claims Journal
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