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Roofing Contractor Fined $20K After Worker's Fatal Fall

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 185 | 0 | 43 min read

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Jersey roofing contractor after a worker died from a fall. Eastern Contractors LLC was cited April 23 for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards at a worksite in Paterson. The contractor faces $19,890 in penalties. OSHA launched the investigation in October 2018 after the Paterson Police Department notified the agency that an employee suffered a fatal fall during roofing removal and replacement work. News reports indicate that Joseph Perillo, 56, of Woodland Park, fell off a building into an empty dumpster ...

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