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OSHA Fines Fall River, MA, Company

We never fail to hear news about OSHA citing a company almost every day. It has become a routine and it seems it will continue to do so. Yet another citation has been slapped by OSHA and this time it’s Miranda Roofing Inc., a Fall River, MA, roofing and siding contractor.

The firm had committed an alleged willful violation of safety standards. One employee was injured after falling 15ft from a ladder at a Portsmouth work site. The company now faces a maximum proposed fine of $70,000 for their failure to provide fall protection for their employees working atop a roof at 3001 East Main Road in Portsmouth.

OSHA has issued a willful violation as this accident seems to be committed with plain indifference to or an intentional disregard for the employees’ safety and health.

The agency has also found employees at Miranda Roofing performing their task without any form of fall protection at heights up to 15ft and it is a well known fact that these kinds of acts are risky. Any worker working at a height of 6 ft needs to be protected.

We do dread the news of OSHA’s continuous citations, but don’t you think the agency would have taken this step, if the companies would have adopted a safety work environment? We can’t really blame OSHA as they are only doing their job. Instead of whining, companies should really look up to protect their workers and upgrade their safety procedures.