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U.S. Department of Labor | Sept. 27, 2016

 

OSHA fines roofer, home service contractor more than $61K for ignoring
fall risk to workers at Colorado Springs work site

Employers' names: JD Vigil Home Services Inc.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Big Valle Roofing
Fountain Springs, Colorado

Citations issued: Sept. 27, 2016

Investigation findings: Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration observed work crews at a residential roofing project in Colorado Springs without secure ladders or fall protection, and opened an inspection on Aug. 31, 2016. As a result, OSHA issued three citations in total to JD Vigil Home Services Inc. and Big Valle Roofing. for their failures to protect workers from fall hazards.

Big Valle, a roofing and siding contractor, received willful and repeat citations. The company received citations for the same violations at another site back in May 2016. Home service contractor JD Vigil received one serious citation for not conducting safety inspections at job sites as part of a required safety program.

Proposed Penalties: $61,731

Quote: "Failing to provide fall protection can have fatal consequences. Falls are a leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry," said David Nelson, OSHA's area director in Englewood. "We are determined to hold negligent employers accountable when they put their workers needlessly at-risk."

View citations at: https://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/JDBigValle_1174435.pdf

Information: JD Vigil Home Services and Big Valle Roofing have 15 business days from receipt of citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint or report workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Englewood Area Office at 303-843-4500.

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Media Contacts:

Chauntra Rideaux, 972-850-4710, rideaux.chauntra.d@dol.gov
Juan J. Rodríguez, 972-850-4709, rodriguez.juan@dol.gov

Release Number: 16-1925-DEN


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