Mon August 6, 2012
OSHA Cites Ten Contractors from Merrimack Outlet Construction
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking more than 173,000 dollars in fines against 10 construction contractors who worked on building the Merrimack Premium Outlets.
The contractors came from six different states to work on the Merrimack Outlet construction. OSHA’s Concord Area Office conducted the investigation starting in January, according to New Hampshire area director Rosemarie Ohar.
“We found a number of violations related to fall hazards, electrical hazards… which are one of our top fatality areas that we’ve seen nationwide.”
The bulk of the citations were issued against a steel framing contractor from Texas, a roofing subcontractor from Florida and the general contractor from Georgia. So far nine out of ten contractors have responded to the citations.
The Merrimack Premium Outlets were opened on June fourteenth.