Ohio Roofing Contractor Faces $247.5K in Fines for Workplace Fall Hazards

October 23, 2019

A roofing contractor in Martin, Ohio, has been cited for willful, repeated and serious violations of federal workplace safety standards and faces penalties of totaling $247,544.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Mike Krueger – doing business as Altogether Roofing in Martin, Ohio – for exposing employees to fall hazards at construction sites in Toledo and Perrysburg, Ohio.

OSHA inspectors cited Krueger for failing to install and require the use of a guardrail, safety net, or personal fall arrest system, train employees on fall hazards, and develop an accident prevention program. Inspectors also cited the company for a repeated violation for unsafe ladder use, and a serious violation for failing to require eye protection for employees operating pneumatic nail guns.

OSHA has cited Krueger for fall protection violations five times since 2008.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and 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.

Source: OSHA

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