Companies cited in Raleigh scaffolding collapse

The accident happened in the 500 block of Fayetteville Street

The North Carolina Department of Labor has fined companies involved in a scaffolding collapse in downtown Raleigh in March that left three workers dead.

Forty-one-year-old Jose Erasmo Hernandez, 33-year-old Jose Luis Lopez-Ramirez, and 33-year-old Anderson Almeida were killed in the incident at the Charter Square construction site in the 500 block of Fayetteville Street.

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The Labor Department cited Associated Scaffolding for three alleged willful violations and one alleged serious violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina with a total penalty of $151,900. The Labor Department cited Jannawall Inc. for one alleged serious violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina with a total penalty of $4,200. The Labor Department cited Juba Aluminum Products Co. for one alleged serious violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina with a total penalty of $4,200.

The companies have 15 working days to appeal.
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