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OSHA Cites Roofing Contractors at Colorado Site

Employees were observed working without fall protection.

Two roofing contractors are facing $147,998 in proposed penalties after an OSHA inspection revealed numerous safety violations.

Missouri-based Aspen Contracting Inc. and subcontractor J Cuellar LLC based in West Bend, Wisc., exposed employees to dangerous fall hazards at a Fountain, Colo.construction site, according to the agency.

“Fall hazards are well-known in the roofing industry and these employers should have taken the proper steps to protect their employees,” said OSHA Area Director David Nelson, in Greenwood Village, Colo.

OSHA discovered J Cueller LLC employee at a home re-roofing without fall protection during a July 2018 inspection. The company was cited for a fall protection violation.

In addition, the agency found Aspen Contracting Inc. "repeatedly" failed to protect workers from fall hazards and did not conduct frequent job site inspections.

Both companies have 15 business days from receipt of the citations and penalties to comply or respond to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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