Monday, July 2, 2012
OSHA fines bad construction business
From the Times Ledger:
A Flushing construction firm is facing $94,380 in fines for repeatedly putting workers at risk for deadly falls or electric shocks, the U.S. Labor Department said last Thursday.
The fines stemmed from unprotected scaffolding, which exposed workers to the possibility of falling 15 feet onto a concrete sidewalk, according to OSHA. The contractor, Core Continental Construction, listed as being at 36-40 Main St., Suite 205, also used frayed and ungrounded extension cords to power a tile cutter, which could cause electrocution, the administration said.
The company is run by a man named Chunlin Chiang, according to state documents, but someone also appears to have listed the contractor under multiple addresses in corporation databases.
The firm’s name is registered several times with the New York Department of State with different numbers after it and several addresses.
OSHA has the firm’s address as 36-40 Main St., Suite 205, but state records show it is also listed at 140-37 Cherry Ave. and 140-14 Cherry Ave., Apt. 3B, depending on whether the record is for Core Continental Construction or Core Continental Construction 2, 3, v or 6.
OSHA previously cited hazardous conditions in 2008 and 2010 at construction sites in Flushing and Manhattan. Many of the violations occurred at a downtown Flushing condominium on 41st Road.