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Construction employers run afoul of fall protection regs

September 16, 2019


A fatal fall was among the OSHA enforcement cases finalized over the past few days – violations that show a persistent failure among some construction industry employers to address fall hazards. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction.

In Dayton, Ohio, a company that has been cited for fall protection violations five times since 2014 was cited once again. OSHA inspectors found that Roofs by Antonio LLC exposed employees to fall hazards while they installed shingles on a sloped roof in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Dayton-based company faces penalties of $159,118 for repeatedly violating OSHA’s fall protection standards.

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