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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Two Florida Roofing Companies for Exposing Employees to Fall and Other Hazards

By Press release submission | Oct 21, 2019

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U.S. Department of Labor issued the following announcement on Oct. 16.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two Florida commercial and residential roofing companies for exposing employees to struck-by and fall hazards at a Greenacres, Florida, worksite. The companies face a combined $83,348 in penalties.

OSHA cited Cruz Enterprises & Construction LLC - based in Dover, Florida - and Intex Builders LLC - based in Tampa, Florida - for willfully allowing employees to perform roofing activities without conventional fall protection. OSHA also cited Intex Builders for allowing employees to operate a powered industrial truck without being trained or certified, and exposing employees to struck-by hazards. OSHA conducted the inspection in conjunction with the Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction.

"Assuring a safe workplace is the law," said OSHA Area Director Condell Eastmond, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Employers are legally obligated to comply with safety standards to ensure that workers are protected from hazards that can cause serious injuries."

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