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Wisconsin roofer fined over site hazards

A Wisconsin roofer is facing proposed penalties of US$120,320 after exposing workers to hazards at two sites.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Appleton roofing contractor Hector Hernandez after inspectors observed employees exposed to falls and other safety hazards at the two sites.

Hernandez, who operates Town City Construction, was cited for one repeated and two willful violations for failing to provide fall protection, train workers on fall hazards, properly install an extension ladder for safe egress and provide required ladder jack scaffold components.

“Employers are required to provide fall protection to employees working in construction at heights above six feet,” said Robert Bonack, OSHA Appleton area office director. “This employer’s repeated failure to comply with federal safety requirements exposes employees to fatal injuries from fall hazards.”

Hernandez has 15 business days from receipt of his citations and 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 13 Jun 2018 (last updated on 13 Jun 2018).

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