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Region 4


May 6, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Contractor
For Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

TAMARAC, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Crown Roofing LLC for exposing employees to fall hazards at a residential worksite in Tamarac, Florida. The Sarasota, Florida-based contractor faces penalties of $134,937.

OSHA initiated the inspection in November 2019, as part of the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction, after inspectors observed employees working on roofs without fall protection. OSHA cited Crown Roofing for exposing employees to fall hazards. The agency has inspected the company 18 times in the past six years, with 12 of the inspections resulting in repeat violations of the fall protection standard.

“This employer’s repeated failure in complying with fall protection requirements puts worker’s lives at risk,” said OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Director Condell Eastmond.

The company 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.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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Media Contacts:

Michael D’Aquino, 678-237-0630, daquino.michael@dol.gov
Eric R. Lucero, 678-237-0630, lucero.eric.r@dol.gov

Release Number: 20-708-ATL (170)


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