An Illinois roofing contractor that still owes $31,163 in outstanding workplace safety penalties has been cited again and hit with additional fines after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says its inspectors found the company continues to expose workers to fall hazards.
OSHA announced Tuesday that it cited Fairmont City-based JZ Exteriors and Repairs LLC for five repeat violations, four serious violations and one non-serious safety violation after inspectors visited a Greenville workplace and found employees exposed to fatal fall hazards.
The employees, who were working on a roofing project at a commercial building in late April, were exposed to falls from heights of up to 12 feet without adequate safety protection, according to OSHA.
Inspectors found the contractor failed to use ladders properly, failed to provide proper fall protection and exposed workers to electrical hazards by failing to disconnect power circuits. OSHA said the company also failed to have a fire extinguisher on hand in case of emergency.
OSHA said it cited the company for similar violations in Missouri in 2019 and in Highland, Illinois, last year.
The latest citations are accompanied by $66,711 in new proposed penalties.
The company has 15 business days to contest the latest citations and fines.