Wisc. roofing workers exposed to falls
Appleton roofing contractor Hector Hernandez, who operates Town City Construction, was cited for one repeated and two willful violations for failing to provide fall protection, train workers on fall hazards, properly install an extension ladder for safe egress, and provide required ladder jack scaffold components.
“Employers are required to provide fall protection to employees working in construction at heights above 6 feet,” said Robert Bonack, OSHA Appleton Area Office Director. “This employer’s repeated failure to comply with federal safety requirements exposes employees to fatal injuries from fall hazards.”
Hernandez has 15 business days from receipt of his citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.