Roofers 23’ up without fall protection
All OSHA officers had to do to see the safety violations at one Winnetka, Illinois worksite was to look up. There, they saw employees who were roofing a home working at heights up to 23 feet without adequate fall protection.
The ensuing investigation found that Redhawk Roofing Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois exposed its workers to:
- Fall hazards due to lack of adequate fall protection, improper rigging of fall protection systems and allowing workers to carry loads up ladders, and
- Eye injury while operating pneumatic nail guns and electric saws without eye protection
OSHA cited the company for these hazards previously in 2014 and 2015; the company has now been cited for four repeated safety violations.
Proposed penalties: $63,494