Massachusetts Contractor’s License Revoked for Repeated Safety Violations
William Trahant’s construction supervisor’s license has been revoked for at least two years by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards following a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) complaint.
The Jan. 8 DOL release highlighted seven instances since 2014 where Trahant’s company, William Trahant Jr. Construction Inc., violated federal fall safety regulations, resulting in over $300,000 in unpaid penalties.
Evidence from the Regional Solicitor’s Office and OSHA in Boston led to the Nov. 17, 2023, decision to revoke Trahant’s license, requiring him to surrender it. He must halt work on active building permits until a successor is appointed or he regains his license.
OSHA estimates Trahant holds active building permits in at least five Massachusetts communities, emphasizing the significance of worker safety. OSHA Regional Administrator Galen Blanton highlighted Trahant’s failure to protect employees from falls, the industry’s leading cause of death, prompting decisive action by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards.