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Inadequate Fall Protection Earns Roofing Co. $427,000 Fine

Friday, January 29, 2016 | 1493 | 0 | 0 min read

One of the largest roofing companies in Washington state forced workers to pay for their own personal fall protection equipment and failed to train them on how to use the safety gear properly, according to the Department of Labor and Industries. The department said it fined the Roof Doctor Inc. in Olympia $427,000 for six willful, one serious and one general violation for failing to protect workers from fall hazards. L&I assessed a $7,000 penalty for failing to train workers on how to use the equipment. The department did not assess a penalty for the general violation of failing to provi...

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