A Pennsylvania contractor with a history of safety infractions and unpaid fines is facing new penalties topping $100,000 for serious hazards at two different worksites. According to an article in Durability+Design:

Vyacheslav Leshko, doing business as T and S Masonry LLC, had his employees working on scaffolding more than 20 feet high without fall protection, federal authorities said.

The case is Leshko's third with OSHA in two years and his second this year.

The Occupational Safety and Health said it had discovered the latest violations—eight repeat and five serious—in May at two residential jobsites in Philadelphia, according to a Nov. 3 release.

The Huntingdon Valley-based contractor has scheduled an informal conference to review the citations, according to an OSHA spokeswoman.

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