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Roofing company hit with $79,000 fine for Fall Hazards

OSHA has proposed a total of $79,000 in fines for a Massachusetts roofing company for 16 violations of fall hazard-related standards.

OSHA’s inspection of Duval Roofing LLC of North Reading, MA found employees working on a two-story roof without fall protection and accessing the roof and scaffolding on ladders that did not extend at least 3 feet above the upper landing surface. As a result, OSHA issued the company two willful citations, carrying $56,000 in proposed fines, for those conditions. OSHA defines a willful violation as one committed with plain indifference to or intentional disregard for employee safety and health.

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