OSHA Finally Gets Their Man in St. Louis: Brian Andre Arrested!

[tweetmeme]After years of chasing Brain Andre, OSHA finally got their man.  Andre is the former owner of Andre Tuckpointing and Brickwork.  OSHA announced today that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ordered the arrest and incarceration of Andre, and and Regina Shaw, owner of Andre Stone & Mason Work Inc., the successor company to Andre Tuckpointing and Brickwork for repeatedly failing to comply with court sanctions enforcing OSHA citations that had become final orders of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  The two were taken into custody today by authorities.

The order for incarceration stems from Andre and Shaw’s failure to comply with sanctions ordered by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, following the court’s initial ruling of contempt against Andre and Shaw in January 2010.

“Employers who expose workers to hazards and blatantly ignore OSHA citations will not be allowed to escape their responsibility of keeping workers safe – or sanctions levied against them for failing to do so,” said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA’s regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo.

OSHA issued numerous citations from June 2003 to the present, to both the original company and its successor, for willful, repeat and serious violations related to fall hazards, scaffolding erection deficiencies, power tool guarding and other hazards in connection with multiple St. Louis-area projects.  When the companies failed to comply with the court’s 11(b) order enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission’s final orders, the Labor Department’s Office of the Solicitor filed petitions for contempt.

As a result, a special master of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals found Brian Andre, Andre Stone & Mason Work Inc. and Regina Shaw in contempt, and ordered various sanctions including requiring them to pay outstanding penalties, continually accruing interest and other miscellaneous fees in the current amount of $258,582. Andre Stone & Mason Work Inc. and Regina Shaw must pay a $100 daily penalty, calculated from the time of default in early 2008 on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission’s final orders. Andre Stone & Mason Work Inc. must provide OSHA weekly notification of all current jobs and known future jobs at least 72 hours prior to commencement of work for a period of three years. The company also must provide training to all persons currently and subsequently designated as jobsite “competent persons” prior to beginning any work and provide the department with records of such training.

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Comments

  1. all because he didnt choose to bribe the head of st louis’s osha which i know has taken place they went after him ,guess i better get my pics and list of people that have bribed the people of osha and set the record straight ,the ss squad needs to be dismantled

  2. he’s still breaking the rules and doing cocaine and meth

    • they do wonderful work & have never had a serious injury! sometimes workers will take off there hard hats for just a minute to talk on the phone or something & osha is right there taking pictures! brian started his company with no help or hand outs.all employees have a minimum of 10 hours osha training, formans 20 hrs. this is purely political! andre works all over the city & is very well known. unions dont like him. osha loves unions. they are determined to ruin this man & his family! i think its a crying shame!

    • by the way jim is lying because he was fired! brian & regina are both drug tested weekly! all employees are drug tested

  3. Way to go, OSHA! This company has been giving tuckpointers a bad name in St. Louis for years.

  4. These guys did great work for me at a good price. OSHA is the one acting criminal here. This should be regarded as an outrage, these types of government action need to be fought at all times. We must never allow government to think they have this kind of power over free people working.

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