“Six contractors building Cincinnati’s $400-million Horseshoe Casino did not take steps to ensure the building was stable before pouring a concrete floor atop the steel-framed structure, according to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations issued earlier this month. The probe calls into question the roles, responsibilities and inspection procedures of the trades working on the project.
OSHA slapped Messer with the largest penalty, levying $25,200 in fines for not implementing safety programs designed to catch the alleged mistakes, not ensuring stability during construction and not providing safe work areas. J&B Steel Erectors Inc. received the next-largest fine, at $19,600. Messer has requested a meeting with OSHA to dispute the violations, which for all the firms totaled $108,220. Officials with structural engineer THP Limited Inc. could not be reached for comment.”
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