SB Framing Services Cited After Worker Dies Falling from Roof

The contractor was issued a willful and a serious violation for failing to protect employees.

OSHA announced it has determined that SB Framing Services Inc. failed to ensure a fall protection system was in use at the time when an employee fell from 19 feet and later died at a hospital. The Naples, Fla.-based company has been handed one willful and one serious violation. Proposed penalties total $53,900.

"This tragedy was preventable," said Condell Eastmond, director of OSHA's Fort Lauderdale Area Office. "SB Framing Services was warned previously by a third party, as recent as the day before this incident, that the workers on the roof had no fall protection and needed to be secured safely. The company's owner ignored the warning and took no action to protect its workers."

One willful citation was issued for allowing employees to work from heights up to 19.5 feet without fall protection. The company's alleged failure to provide workers with a training program on workplace safety is the cause of the serious violation.

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