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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

OSHA finds Clifton company again exposes employees to life-threatening falls

Employer name: Furia Roofing Co. Inc., 2 Monhegan St., Clifton, New Jersey
Inspection site: 699 Route 46 East, Teterboro, New Jersey
Citations issued: On Aug. 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for one repeat and three serious violations.
Investigation findings: OSHA initiated an inspection on April 25, 2016, after a compliance officer observed Furia Roofing employees working on low slope roofs without fall protection and without effective fall protection, resulting in the repeat violations.
The serious violations relate to issues with fall protection equipment.
Quote: "Furia Roofing has repeatedly violated OSHA standards by failing to provide employees with fall protection and continuing to expose construction workers to serious injury or death. This failure to ensure worker safety indicates a problematic safety and health management system," said Lisa Levy, director of OSHA's Hasbrouck Heights Area Office. "OSHA will not tolerate this company continually endangering its workers. Furia should correct these hazards and implement an effective injury and illness prevention program for its workers."
Proposed penalties: $79,240
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