OSHA Fines Demolition Subcontractor $392,000 Over Asbestos Hazards

May 20, 2024

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $392,000 in penalties, after citing Chicago-area demolition subcontractor KLF Enterprises Inc. with 36 alleged violations—35 serious and one willful—for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos. OSHA also cited the building owner, general contractor and a second sub, proposing additional penalties of $54,000, for a total of $446,000.

OSHA issued the citations May 14. The companies then have 15 days to request a conference or contest the findings.

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