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Garage collapse sparks OSHA inspection
A collapsed parking garage being built by Choate Construction Co. has triggered an inspection by the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
OSHA Jacksonville Area Director James Borders said an inspection team headed to the scene of the accident that happened just before 6 a.m. this morning at the site of a condominium construction project on the Northbank. Employers must report accidents to OSHA that result in death or injuries that require hospitalization of three or more employees. It is the 88th time in 10 years that the federal agency has inspected a Choate project, according to OSHA records. Twenty-three of those inspections have resulted in 44 serious initial violations, four initial repeat violations and 23 other initial violations totaling $89,993. Serious violations are those that could lead to serious injury or death. A repeat violation is the same violation repeated in a three-year period.
"They have been inspected a lot of times," Borders said. "But a lot of them did not result in violations, and that's a good sign."
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