Illinois roofing contractor that 'continues to ignore' fall protection standards faces $155K OSHA fine

OSHA said an inspector saw four employees working without fall protection systems, and that the workers were at risk of falls of more than 14 feet. 

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | February 18, 2016
Illinois roofing contractor that 'continues to ignore' fall protection standards faces $155K OSHA fine
Illinois roofing contractor that 'continues to ignore' fall protection standards faces $155K OSHA fine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Norridge, Ill., roofing contractor for exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards at two different work sites within a month. OSHA fined Ziggy’s Roofing $115,500 for the violations. OSHA said an inspector saw four employees working without fall protection systems, and that the workers were at risk of falls of more than 14 feet. 

Employees on the ground were found to be working without head protection and using nail guns without eye protection. Less than a month later, inspectors again observed two Ziggy’s employees working under similar fall hazard conditions on a two-story roof at a residential site, OSHA says.

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