TAMARAC, Fla. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Crown Roofing LLC for exposing employees to fall hazards at a residential worksite in Tamarac, Fla.

The Sarasota, Fla.-based contractor faces penalties of $134,937.

In a release, OSHA stated it initiated the inspection in November 2019 as part of the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction after inspectors observed employees working on roofs without fall protection. OSHA cited Crown Roofing for exposing employees to fall hazards. The agency has inspected the company 18 times in the past six years, with 12 of the inspections resulting in repeat violations of the fall protection standard.

“This employer’s repeated failure in complying with fall protection requirements puts worker’s lives at risk,” said OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Director Condell Eastmond.

According to the citation, inspectors witnessed employees on Nov. 1, 2019 installing roofing tiles on a roof with a 4:12 pitch without a means for fall protection, exposing them to an approximately 10-foot fall.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

View the full citation here.