Broward County

Roofer gets 14th citation in four years for failing to protect workers from falling


An OSHA violation from a job in West Broward has Crown Roofing facing $129,336 in fines for not protecting workers from a fall hazard, the Department of Labor has announced.

Actually, considering this is classified as a Repeat violation, the fine comes from Crown’s history as much as May’s inspection of the worksite at 2918 NW 124th Way, west of Tamarac. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has written up Crown Roofing 13 times since 2014 for fall hazards.

Workers doing residential construction more than six feet off the ground must be protected from falls by guardrails, safety nets or individual fall prevention equipment.

On this Citation and Notification of Penalty, the past transgressions mentioned were from an apartment building job in Estero in September 2016, one from a job in Fort Myers in April 2016, and one from November 2015 at 6650 NW 106th Ave in Doral.

The Estero and Fort Myers violations also were classified as Repeat violations (OSHA violations are classified as Serious, Other-Than-Serious, Willfull or Repeat). Fines to the Sarasota-based company escalated from $2,800 for the Doral citation; to $10,780 for the Fort Myers citation, settled to $6,468; to $27,436 for the Estero citation, settled to $13,718.

OSHA said the May inspection was part of the Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction, the same program that resulted in fines to Coastal Roofing in September and Panama City Framing last week.

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