OSHA has issued willful and serious citations to NER Construction Management Inc. for exposing workers to fall, scaffolding, and other hazards at a worksite in Boston. The Wilmington, Mass., building restoration and masonry contractor faces a total of $235,500 in proposed fines.

OSHA's inspection found NER employees exposed to falls of up to 17 feet due to a lack of fall protection while power washing the side of a building and while dismantling scaffolding. An additional fall hazard stemmed from the employer's failure to fully plank the scaffolding from which the employee performed the power washing. From OH&S.