OSHA fines company 1.2 million in Boston garage collapse worker death

OSHA’s findings place blame squarely on JDC Demolition of Brockton for eleven safety violations that contributed to the death of 51 year old Peter Monsini in a fatal fall when part of the Government Center garage collapsed in late March.

After its investigation the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA found: “JDC Demolition Company. Inc. failed to adequately train its workers on the demolition plan and safety management system to help them recognize and avoid unsafe conditions.”

OSHA says that on the morning of March 26, a worker told a foreman about concerns of the floor’s safety…

“Despite the employee raising safety concerns to the foreman, a second employee was assigned to operate the excavator. That worker, the deceased, never received a safety briefing and was not trained to follow the engineer’s demolition plan,” OSHA said in the statement.

For it’s part, a spokesperson for JDC told Boston 25:

“JDC Demolition takes the safety and security of their employees extremely seriously and remains deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a team member.

They have fully cooperated with OSHA’s investigation and are carefully reviewing the citations, and will contest them as appropriate.” - Lizzy Guyton a spokesperson for JCD Demolition

Boston 25 reached out to a lawyer for the family of Monsini – he sent a statement which included the following:

“The OSHA citations further support the estates claim for gross negligence and demand for punitive damages to the estate which intends to hold all defendants responsible for their conduct.” – Paul Mitchell, Attorney for Monsini family.”

OSHA also cited John Moriarty and Associates, the general contractor for the project with 4 violations and proposed 58,000 in fines.

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