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