US Labor Department
OSHA began its investigation on Aug. 18, 2009, and found that Mariani & Richards did not provide workers with any fall protection while they were performing maintenance on The Pennsylvanian Building, a historic landmark in downtown
"This company was cited for the same violation in November 2007 but never took the proper steps to ensure workers were safe at this worksite, resulting in this tragedy," said Robert Szymanski, director of OSHA
OSHA defines a willful violation as one committed with plain indifference to or intentional disregard for employee safety and health.
Detailed information about fall hazards and safeguards is available on OSHA
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA