OSHA Fines Roofer $50K for Repeat Fall Hazards

OSHA has cited Peach State Roofing of Rock Hill, S.C., for an alleged workplace safety violation at a Sicklerville, N.J., worksite where two of the company's employees were working. The agency initiated its inspection on July 16, 2008, as part of a local emphasis program focused on fall hazards in construction. As a result of the inspection, the company received one citation for a repeat violation with a proposed penalty of $50,000.

"Fall hazards are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and deaths," says Michael Corbett, acting area director in OSHA's Marlton, N.J., office, which conducted the inspection. "Peach State Roofing can eliminate this hazard and ensure a safe and healthy workplace for its employees by establishing an effective safety and health management system."

The repeat violation reflects the company's failure to provide fall protection for employees working approximately 13 feet above ground. OSHA issues repeat violations when it finds a substantially similar violation of any standard, regulation, rule, or order. The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to contest them before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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