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Florida property maintenance company cited $94,415 in penalties after an employee injury

Florida property maintenance company cited $94,415 in penalties after an employee injury. (Source: MGN)

A Florida property maintenance company faces $94,415 in penalties after a report states an employee suffered burn injuries at a McDavid, Florida worksite.

According to an investigation completed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the owner of L.A. Disaster Relief and Property Maintenance LLC directed the injured employee to ignite wood and debris inside an air burn box using a torch and gasoline, which caused an explosion.

The report states OSHA cited L.A. Disaster Relief and Property Maintenance for failing to implement a hazard communication program to familiarize employees with flammable and combustible dust hazards.

OSHA Jacksonville Area Office Director Michelle Gonzalez said, “This owner’s intentional disregard of the manufacturers’ safety instructions and failure to take proper safety measures resulted in serious injuries to an employee.”

According to OSHA, L.A. Disaster Relief and Property Maintenance has 15 business days from the receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

The report states under the OSHA Act of 1970 employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful work places to their employees.

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