Kansas Roofing Contractor Fined $233K for Deadly Fall Hazards

April 19, 2024

Federal workplace safety inspectors found a Kansas roofing contractor again putting its employees at risk of falls from elevation — the construction industry’s deadliest hazard — by not providing required protective equipment at two residential worksites in October 2023.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance officers opened inspections after observing three employees of Triple A Built LLC in Peculiar and Blue Springs, Missouri, doing framing work without required fall and eye protection. The agency initiated the inspections under its National Emphasis Program for Falls and Regional Emphasis Program on Falls, Scaffolds and Electrocutions from Overhead Power Lines in Construction.

OSHA inspectors cited the Wellsville company for six instance-by-instance repeat violations for lack of fall protection and two repeat violations for not providing workers using powered nail guns with eye and face protection. The agency has proposed $233,210 in penalties. Triple A Built received citations for similar violations in 2021.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its 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

Topics Kansas Contractors

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