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Paladino's Ellicott fined $44,000 for OSHA safety violations

Carl Paladino's Ellicott Development Co. has been cited by OSHA for 10 "serious violations of workplace health and safety standards" that exposed workers to "lead and fall hazards" at a work site at 2017 Clinton St.

Workers were performing demolition work at the site.

According to OSHA, workers were exposed to lead while tearing down and disposing of walls containing lead paint, and were at risk of a 15-foot fall from an unguarded edge of the roof while throwing materials into a dumpster. The citations followed an inspection by OSHA's Buffalo office that began in December 2012, in response to a complaint.

The company may be fined $44,000.


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