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OSHA News Release
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Region 4


November 5, 2018     

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

SUNRISE, 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 worksite in Sunrise, Florida. The roofing contractor faces the maximum allowable penalty of $129,336.

OSHA cited the company for allowing employees to install roofing materials without the use of a fall protection system. OSHA initiated the inspection as part of the Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction. OSHA has cited Crown Roofing 13 times since 2014 for similar fall hazards.

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 help 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.

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Media Contacts:

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

Release Number: 18-1734-ATL (307)


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