DAVIE, FL – In 2018, federal occupational safety investigators cited a Pompano Beach roofer who exposed his workers to the construction industry‘s deadliest hazard, falls from heights.
OSHA determined that the company’s failure to heed this warning claimed the life of a 25-year-old worker in February 2022.
An OSHA investigation following the incident found that J&L Roofing Inc. allowed workers to demolish an existing roof without fall protection on a two-story apartment building in Davie.
The worker fell from the roof to a lower level and then to the ground. The incident happened on January 19, 2022, and the worker succumbed to his injuries after 29 days in a hospital.
OSHA sued the company for a willful violation for exposing workers involved in roofing work without protection to fall hazards and a serious violation for failing to train workers in the proper use of fall protection systems.
The agency also ruled for an injury other than serious Do not get intouch a work-related hospitalization within 24 hours and a death within 8 hours, as required by law.
The agency has proposed penalties of $74,751.
In 2018, OSHA issued an apology to J&L Roofing, Inc. for failure to ensure the use of fall protection at a construction site in Tamarac.
This is reported by the Federal Office for Labor Statistics Falls remain the leading cause of death in the construction industrywith 368 deaths in 2020, of which 39 happened in Florida.
They make approx one in three deaths at work.