OSHA cited Tip Top Roofing & Construction Inc. of Sycamore, Ill., for once again failing to provide workers with fall protection.
The company has been cited a number of times since 2008 for fall safety violations, the most recent of which occurred in 2013.
“A roofer can fall to his death in mere seconds. By refusing to provide fall protection to its workers, Tip Top Roofing and Construction is gambling with workers’ lives and livelihood — and that is unacceptable,” said Jacob Scott, OSHA’s Area Director in Aurora, Ill. “With everything we know about how to work safely, it’s troubling to see how many workers are still injured every year in the construction trades, and particularly from falls.”
OSHA on Nov. 4, 2014 investigated Tip Top after receiving a complaint that workers were being exposed to fall hazards at a residential site in DeKalb, Ill.
OSHA issued two willful and four serious violations for exposing workers to falls and other hazards while re-roofing an existing residence. Violations included: not providing fall protection; allowing employees to perform roofing work near energized power lines; and not extending a ladder at least three feet above the landing to provide safe roof access.