Southlake Contractor Fined For Austin Fatalities

It’s not been a good fall for Greater Metroplex Interiors, a Southlake-based drywall company. In September they paid $60,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former female employee who was “subjected to sexually explicit remarks and conduct.”

And last week it was announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining them $22,400 after the scaffolding collapsed in June at a construction site in Austin.  Greater Metroplex Interiors was the primary contractor for the building’s exterior, and one of four contractors fined by OSHA. They were cited “for failing to have scaffolding and its components inspected by a competent person, failing to provide adequate fall protection systems on scaffolds, and failing to train employees on the use of scaffolding systems.”

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