The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited JC Stucco and Stone Inc., of Lansdowne, with three willful and three repeat safety violations, for allegedly exposing workers to potential falls while applying stucco to the exterior of a residential construction site in South Philadelphia in March. Proposed penalties total $235,700.

The company was cited for improperly bracing the scaffolding and not providing fall protection to workers. Other charges related to scaffolding and fall prevention were filed against JC Stucco in 2012 and 2011.

Owner Jose Calle said he is disputing the charges. He said each OSHA inspector has his own view of what constitutes safe scaffolding - what passes muster for one inspector is a violation for another. - Jane M. Von Bergen