Lane is a large construction company. It operates across the United States and employs approximately 5000 individuals (Tr. 205). At the time of the accident, Lane was performing road construction work along State Route 50 in Ocoee, Florida (Tr. 65). The project involved installing a bridge to address flooding along a section of the highway (Tr. 65-66).
Respondent, Reybold, is a company involved in real estate which includes construction of properties that it maintains. Reybold has been involved in construction for 34 years. Tr. 143. On July 14, 2014, Reybold had a worksite at Roger Chafee Square, Meridian Crossing located in Bear, Delaware.
Jesco, Inc. was hired by Sunshine Mills, a dry pet food manufacturer, to replace a bucket conveyor system at its plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. On September 13, 2015, an employee of Jesco was killed while working with other Jesco employees to remove the old bucket conveyor system. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted a fatality investigation. On January 15, 2016, the Secretary issued a Citation and Notification of Penalty to Jesco alleging it committed four violations of OSHA's Construction Standards.
In August of 2016, the Cleveland Area OSHA Office initiated an inspection of Berardi's Fresh Roast (Berardi's) after receiving a complaint alleging an employee had suffered an injury the previous month while operating a machine at the company's facility in North Royalton, Ohio.
Peacock Engineering installs burial crypts at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California. Prior to installation, the company moves each crypt from the cemetery's delivery area to a staging area, using a forklift equipped with a custom-designed lifting accessory that suspends the crypt from the boom in wire rope slings that fit in pre-cut grooves running along the sides of the crypt.
An order issued by Administrative Law Judge Carol A. Baumerich approving a settlement agreement between True Value Company and the Secretary became a final order of the Commission on November 23, 2016.