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OSHA fines New Jersey roofing contractor over fall hazards


A New Jersey roofing contractor is facing fines of $584,333 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly failing to provide workers with adequate fall protections.

OSHA issued nine willful and three serious violation citations to Guelsin Lima, operating as Extreme Roofing and Siding LLC, after an agency inspection of an Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, residential construction job site in July found employees exposed to dangerous conditions.

Inspectors reported four roofers were exposed to a 30-foot fall hazard without proper fall protection and noted additional violations at the worksite during a subsequent visit the same week, OSHA said.

The contractor was cited for similar violations in a separate OSHA case in March and fined $247,309.