Great White Construction Inc., a Jacksonville-based roofing company, is facing $1.5 million in fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA cited Great White Construction with 14 violations due to its unsafe workplace practices and repeat safety violations. During a site visit on February 3, 2017, an OSHA inspector observed the improper use of fall protection as employees were removing shingles from a multi-story residential building.
Over the years, the company has been penalized for improper fall protection, ladder safety and eye protection.
“In the past five years, Great White Construction’s series of willful, serious, and repeat violations has demonstrated indifference towards the safety of their employees,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Kurt Petermeyer. “The company allowed their employees to work without fall protection and made no reasonable effort to eliminate the hazard."
Read the full OSHA news release here.
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