ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. government is fining two contractors for exposing I-4 Ultimate workers to safety hazards, OSHA announced Wednesday.
- SGL cited for incidents where 1 worker was killed, 2 hospitalized
- Universal Engineering cited for exposing employees to hazards
- Both companies are contractors on the I-4 Ultimate Project
SGL Constructors is facing $188,913 in penalties for two separate incidents involving workers at I-4 Ultimate construction sites which led to one person's death and put two others in the hospital.
SGL was cited in a September 28, 2019 incident where a concrete beam struck an aerial lift. Two people were working on the life. One died from his injuries while another was hospitalized.
In the second incident that same month, a worker was struck by a large metal pipe at a work site and hospitalized.
OSHA also is citing Universal Engineering Sciences, another I-4 contactor, for exposing employees to hazards from rolling pipes. Universal Engineering faces $12,145 in penalties.
SGL and Universal Engineering now have 15 business days to comply with the citations, request a conference or contest the findings with a review commission.