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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