CHICAGO (AP) – A contractor has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration which says workers were exposed to fall and scaffolding hazards at a commercial building project in Chicago.

The Labor Department says Monday that Polo Masonry Builders in Park Ridge, Illinois, also faces penalties of more than $250,000.
OSHA inspectors cited the company for repeat and other-than-serious safety violations that include failing to provide fall protection and failing to install guardrail systems on platforms.

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Polo Masonry Builders has 15 business days after receiving the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA or contest the findings.

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The Associated Press left a message Monday seeking comment from the company.

The Labor Department says OSHA has cited Polo Masonry Builders for fall protection violations 13 times since 2010.

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