New York Roofing Contractor Ordered to Provide Fall Protection for Workers
October 26, 2023
The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent injunction against a roofing contractor in Rockland County, New York, and its principal, requiring them to provide fall protection equipment to employees as mandated by federal law.
The injunction is a response to the company's repeated violations of fall-related safety regulations, even after fatal falls occurred in 2019 and 2022, resulting in multiple citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The injunction, entered in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, mandates that the company and its owner comply with enhanced abatement provisions, including notifying OSHA of job sites, providing safety training to supervisors and employees, and hiring a qualified safety consultant.
Failure to comply with the agreement may lead to the Department of Labor filing a contempt motion in federal court. Additionally, the article highlights the importance of reducing construction-related fatalities due to falls and emphasizes the commitment to enforcing safety regulations through legal actions.