JUPITER, Fla. — A Florida roofing company is facing $149,662 in fines after it was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for several fall and safety hazards.
According to the Department of Labor, OSHA has cited Crown Roofing LLC of Sarasota, Florida, for a repeat violations of not utilizing a guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest system for those working at heights of more than 6 feet.
"This employer is risking the safety of workers by failing to comply with fall protection requirements," OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Office director Condell Eastmond said in a statement. "Fall hazards are well known, but they can be eliminated when workers are trained and protective equipment is properly used."
Also according to the Department of Labor, OSHA cited Crown Roofing for not having a competent job site inspector or materials and equipment as well as for not maintaining written certification records.
The company has 15 days after receiving the citations to comply or request a conference with the OSHA area director or contest the citations before a review commission.