Roofing Contractor Fined $220,249 for Fall Hazards

A roofing contractor faces a fine of $220,249 for exposing workers to fall hazards at a commercial building site in a Chicago suburb, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced.

Five Star Roofing Systems Inc., based in Hartford City, Indiana, was cited for willful, repeated and serious safety violations that include failing to provide fall protection, improper use of warning lines on low-sloped roofing projects, and lack of guards on belts and pulleys.

The company was also cited for failing to provide head and eye protection, unsafe use of ladders and failing to designate a safety monitor.

OSHA said its inspectors identified the violations at a commercial building site in Lake Barrington, Illinois.

Five Star Roofing Systems Inc. has 15 business days from receiving the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

This article was first published by Work Comp Central.

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