$34,272 Fine for Lack of Guardrails

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Repeated violation. A worker was observed performing welding operations from a scaffold platform erected atop a plywood platform supported by a roof deck. The approximate distances between the scaffold platform and the plywood platform and the plywood platform and the roof deck were 3 m and 4.7 m (10 ft. and 15 ft.), respectively, creating a potential fall hazard of approximately 7.6 m (25 ft.). No guardrails were present, nor was the worker wearing fall protection equipment, despite the availability of fall protection equipment on-site [PMC Builders & Developers Ltd., Feb. 2009].