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Roofing company fined over fall hazards

A roofing company based in Sarasota, Florida, is facing fines of almost US$150,000 for exposing employees to fall hazards at a site in Jupiter.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Crown Roofing LLC, which faces US$149,662 in proposed fines.

OSHA investigated Crown Roofing LLC as part of a regional emphasis program aimed at avoiding falls in construction. OSHA cited the company for one repeat violation – which carries a maximum penalty of US$129,336 – for failing to utilize a guardrail, safety net, or personal fall arrest systems while working at heights greater than six feet. Additional citations were also issued for a failure to have a competent person regularly inspect sites, materials, and equipment, and for failing to maintain written certification records verifying fall protection training was provided.

"This employer is risking the safety of workers by failing to comply with fall protection requirements," said Condell Eastmond, OSHA Fort Lauderdale area office director. "Fall hazards are well known, but they can be eliminated when workers are trained and protective equipment is properly used."

Crown Roofing LLC has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.

 

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This article was published on 26 Jun 2018 (last updated on 26 Jun 2018).

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