Roofers exposed to 30’ fall
Workers installing metal roofing on a new three-story multi-family building in New Smyrna Beach, Florida were 30 feet up with no fall protection, according to the OSHA inspectors who visited the site.
Proposed penalties: $56,000
"Falls in construction continue to be a leading cause of occupational fatalities," said Brian Sturtecky, OSHA's area director in Jacksonville. "Employers have a legal obligation to ensure their workers can perform their duties safely, which includes providing any necessary equipment, such as a fall protection system, on all job sites."
The citations can be viewed at: www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/AWSRoofingServices_1102412.pdf*
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