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L&I Inspectors Making Sure Construction Contractors are Following Law

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Washington L&I inspectors were visiting construction sites Tuesday but these were not scheduled appointments.

The surprise visits were to check in with construction contractors, making sure their operations were all in compliance with state law. This is the latest of four sweeps since last August.

The check-ins are to help consumers, making sure the work they are getting from contractors is legitimate, that their employees are insured or bonded, and that they are not skipping out on certain taxes or workers compensation.

"We work diligently to level the playing field for those contractors that are registered. They deserve that type of activity and we're going to continue that activity throughout the summer," said Construction Compliance Inspector Don Taylor.

This past weekend, the department visited 89 sites and cited nine contractors for being unregistered with their agency. To find out if a contractor is complying with state policy, click here.