A Kansas roofing contractor faces $233,210 in penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for not providing required fall protection for its workers at two job sites in October 2023.

A news release from OSHA states that the agency opened investigations into Triple A Built LLC of Wellsville, Kan., after three employees were seen doing framing work without fall or eye protection at residential job sites in Peculiar and Blue Springs, Mo.

The agency initiated the inspections under its National Emphasis Program for Falls and Regional Emphasis Program on Falls, Scaffolds and Electrocutions from Overhead Power Lines in Construction.

OSHA inspectors cited Triple A Built for six instance-by-instance repeat violations for lack of fall protection and two repeat violations for not providing workers using powered nail guns with eye and face protection. Triple A Built received citations for similar violations in 2021. 

“OSHA repeatedly finds residential construction contractors like Triple A Built ignoring federal regulations designed to protect workers from debilitating or deadly fall hazards,” said OSHA Acting Area Director Gladys Keino in Kansas City, Mo. “Fall hazard exposures make jobs in the construction industry among the nation’s most dangerous. Use of proper safety equipment and training can prevent needless injuries or worse.” 

In 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 1,069 construction workers died on the job. Of those deaths, 395 were related to falls from elevation

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and 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.

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