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California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health on Thursday said it has cited a roofing contractor for repeat violations of fall protection safety orders and proposed $134,454 in penalties.
California Premier Roofscapes Inc., an Escondido, California-based company, was investigated and cited on six different occasions over the past four years for putting its workers at risk of fatal falls, Cal/OSHA said in a statement.
Cal/OSHA opened the most recent inspection in August of 2017 after receiving a report that workers were not wearing proper fall protection while installing tiles on the roof of a three-story home. Inspectors found that the company failed to ensure their workers were wearing safety harnesses and other personal fall protection, and that employees were not properly trained on fall protection and roof work hazards, according to the statement.
“California Premier Roofscapes has repeatedly put its workers at risk of potentially deadly falls from heights, disregarding basic safety requirements to protect its employees,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum in the statement.
Officials with California Premier Roofscapes could not be reached for comment.
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