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MA contractor misclassify workers, defraud workmens comp can go jail

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:56 PM

This week we learned that a Massachusetts contractor was indicted by the Mass Attorney General's office for workmen’s compensation insurance fraud. According to the article the contractor misclassified workers and averted paying $120,000 in workmen's compensation insurance premiums. He claimed that he was a general contractor when he actually performed roofing work. There is a good chance he can serve time in the big house. He even has testimonials on his website stating that he did a great job doing roofing.

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OSHA fines MA Contractor $188,760 for fall protection violations

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

Another Mass contractor has been fined by OSHA for numerous fall protection violations. OSHA publicly states that the contractor, A S General Construction from Framingham, Massachusetts exposed their workers to potentially fatal fall hazards at several job sites. The listed violations and OSHA fines include failure to provide fall protection, no hard hats, no safety glasses, bad ladders and scaffolding, ladders set at the wrong angle, using ladder scaffolds over 20 feet and much more. There are 16 total violations; 7 Serious, 2 Willful and 7 Repeat fines totaling $188,760.00. Thankfully no one was hurt or killed on their sites.

Look carefully at the list of citations and you will see what OSHA is looking for on residential job sites.

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Tags: osha enforcement, osha fines fall protection, osha fines mass