An employee of a Florida roofing company was not wearing fall protection when he plunged to his death at a Maitland worksite.

That’s the determination of an OSHA investigation, which found multiple fall-protection violations being committed by the man’s employee, Kasper Roofing & Construction.

The incident occurred while the worker was performing residential roofing activities.

OSHA has cited the Orlando-based roofing contractor for failing to:

  • provide fall protection
  • provide fall protection training for employees and
  • ensure that employees were utilizing fall protection

Kasper faces $134,510 in penalties, the maximum allowed by law.

“This tragedy could have been prevented if the employer had complied with OSHA’s fall protection standards,” said OSHA Tampa Area Office Director Les Grove.