Roofing Contractor Faces $793k in Penalties

OSHA initiated six inspections in southern New Jersey at five of the construction contractors’ work sites in 2021 in October and December, and in 2022 in January and March as part of the agency’s local emphasis program for fall hazards.

In every inspection, OSHA found the company did not provide workers doing sheathing and framing work on roofs with fall protection as the law requires. The agency also identified violations related to workers exposed to damaged ladders, unsafe use of ladders, and electrical hazards. They also found the company failed to provide eye and head protection, and train employees on forklift use.

Total Proposed Penalties: $793,290

Citations: OSHA cited the company with seven willful and 11 safety violations.

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