Ohio Company Gets Safety Citations After Worker Dies

January 31, 2013

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is citing a southwest Ohio roofing company for two violations after a worker died from complications caused by heat stroke.

OSHA said Monday that A. H. Sturgill Roofing of Dayton failed to provide a program addressing heat-related hazards and to train workers to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, including taking preventive measures.

The company didn’t immediately return a call for comment Monday.

OSHA says the 60-year-old temporary worker had heat stroke while working in direct sunlight on a flat commercial roof in the Dayton suburb of Miamisburg. The worker was hospitalized Aug. 1 and died Aug. 22.

Sturgill faces a proposed fine of about $8,800. It has 15 days to comply, request a conference or challenge the findings.

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  • January 31, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    Jester says:
    OSHA is pretty useless. They swoop in AFTER something happens, make some money on fines, then leave until the next time. If they were doing their job, they'd be proactively ... read more

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