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Roofing contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards

Roofing contractor cited for exposing workers to fall hazards

Federal workplace safety regulators have cited a Florida roofing contractor for exposing employees to fall hazards and proposed $149,662 in fines.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Sarasota, Florida-based Crown Roofing L.L.C. after investigating a company worksite as part of the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction, according to a statement Monday.

OSHA cited the company for one repeat violation for failing to utilize a guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest systems while working at heights greater than 6 feet and issued additional citations for failing to have a competent person regularly inspect jobsites, materials and equipment, and 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,” Condell Eastmond, OSHA Fort Lauderdale area office director, said in the statement. “Fall hazards are well known, but they can be eliminated when workers are trained and protective equipment is properly used.”

A company spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment.


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