February 2019 Enforcement

Florida Roofing Contractor Cited for Repeatedly Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

Florida

Roofing contractor Turnkey Construction Planners, Inc., faces $199,184 in penalties for exposing workers to fall hazards. During an inspection initiated as part of OSHA’s Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction, inspectors observed workers without fall protection at two worksites. OSHA cited the company four times in the past five years for similar violations.

“Repeatedly exposing employees to fall hazards that can lead to serious injuries or fatalities is inexcusable,” said OSHA Fort Lauderdale Office Director Condell Eastmond. “Employers have an obligation to identify and eliminate known hazards that place their employees in harm’s way.”

Turnkey Construction has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

For more information, read the news release.

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Audrey Copeland
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