Nursing Home Fined Over $24,000.00 for Repeated Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited one nursing home for serious repeated violations and issued a proposed penalty of $24,200. The violations included wet and slippery floors, problems with grinding machinery, problems in the electrical room and failure to properly mark doors that are not exits but could be mistaken for them.

The facility is one of four health centers in the state owned by a larger company whose nurses, nursing assistants and elder-care support staff have been on strike against since April. The employees have been without a contract since March 2009. At issue are raises and the health and safety record of the facilities.

Th chief financial officer at the company said Thursday, “We’re still in negotiations and we have another session coming up next week, but negotiations have not been fruitful.” He said the company has brought in permanent replacements to do the jobs of the striking workers. He also said that the company plans to contest the citations. For more, read the story.

 


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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