OSHA fines Florida roofing contractor for fall hazard violations

ConDig (07-May-20).  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Sarasota, Florida-based roofing contractor $134,937 for exposing workers to fall hazards on a residential project in Tamarac.

The agency said that Crown Roofing LLC was cited after inspectors observed employees working on roofs without fall protection

OSHA said it had inspected the company 18 times in the past six years, with 12 of the inspections resulting in repeat violations of the fall protection standard.

“This employer’s repeated failure in complying with fall protection requirements puts worker’s lives at risk,” said OSHA Fort Lauderdale area director Condell Eastmond.

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

Last month, OSHA fined a Georgia-based Creative Multicare Inc $183,127 after a fatal incident at a worksite in Perry, Georgia.

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