Illinois Roofing Company Fined $106K for Safety Violations

October 18, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Barringer Brothers Roofing Inc., a residential roofing contractor in Belleville, Ill., for violations in connection with fall hazards. Proposed penalties total $106,400.

OSHA has issued the company three willful citations, for a lack of fall protection on a residential construction site. Those citations carry proposed penalties of $84,000. The inspections were conducted at various jobsites in April and June.

The company also has been issued six serious citations with penalties totaling $16,800. Three citations were issued for not having an accident prevention program. Another three serious citations were issued for not providing a fall hazards training program.

Barringer Brothers Roofing also received a repeat violation with a penalty of $5,600, for lack of a grasping handle and/or not having a ladder extended at least three feet above the roofing work site.

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.

Source: OSHA

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.