Roofing Company Cited Again for Fall Hazards, OSHA Reports
This is the sixth time the roofing contractor has been cited for exposing workers to fall hazards, according to OSHA, which issued $101,121 in penalties for the safety violations to Home Live Roofing LLC.
OSHA announced an enforcement case against Home Live Roofing LLC of Marietta, Ga.., reporting that it has been cited following an investigation at a Pennsylvania housing development. This is the sixth time the roofing contractor has been cited for exposing workers to fall hazards, according to OSHA, which issued $101,121 in penalties for the safety violations to Home Live Roofing.
The inspection site was located in Warminster, Pa. OSHA has fined one willful, two repeat, and one serious safety violation in the case after finding the contractor failed to provide adequate fall protection while its employees worked about 18 feet above a lower level. The repeat violations involved failure to enforce the use of protective eyewear among workers who used pneumatic nail guns and an improperly set extension ladder where the side rails did not extend at least 3 feet above the upper landing surface.
According to OSHA, Home Live Roofing was previously cited for similar hazards in 2013, 2014, 2015, and in 2016.
"Over the past two and a half years, this employer was cited five times by OSHA offices in Georgia and Missouri for violations related to fall protection hazards. This includes citations received just four weeks ago that resulted in nearly $30,000 in penalties," said Jean Kulp, director of OSHA's Allentown Area Office. "Fall protection is a basic yet critical employer-provided safeguard that protects workers from being injured or killed on the job, especially in the construction industry where falls are the leading cause of death."