OSHA levies $80K in Fines Against Texas Roofing Company–Texas Roofing Contractor Litigation

OSHA levies $80K in fines for Quick Roofing for repeatedly exposing Conroe, Texas, workers to falls, ladder hazards, eye injuries | United States Department of Labor

OSHA levies $80K in fines for Quick Roofing for repeatedly exposing Conroe, Texas, workers to falls, ladder hazards, eye injuries
Employer has been cited six times in three years for same or similar violations

Employer name: Quick Roofing LLC

Inspection Site: 628 Maple Point Drive, Conroe, Texas

Citations issued: April 14, 2016

Investigation findings: On Nov. 23, 2015, after witnessing three roofers at work at a site in Conroe not using fall protection systems, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors began an investigation of their employer, Quick Roofing LLC. The inspectors found one serious and four repeat violations dealing with fall, ladder, and eye hazards. The Texas roofing company has an extensive history with OSHA for repeatedly exposing workers to fall and ladder hazards. The agency previously cited Quick Roofing for the same or similar violations in:

  • Dallas in December 2015
  • San Antonio in October 2015
  • Austin in September 2015
  • Fort Worth in July 2014 and February 2013

Proposed Penalties: $80,280

Quote: “Falls from roofs and ladders can debilitate or kill workers,” said Joann Figueroa, OSHA’s area director in the Houston North office. “Quick Roofing’s continued history of ignoring federal safety standards must end. OSHA will not tolerate employers that repeatedly ignore commonsense safety requirements.”

Link to the citations:http://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/QuickRoofingLLC_1107565_0414_16.pdf

Background: In 2014, more than 800 workers died after falling. From May 2-6, 2016, construction employers and employees across the country will stop work for a few hours to learn more about how to recognize and prevent fall hazards. The National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction web site has information, materials and programs designed to help save lives.

Quick Roofing has 120 workers at its headquarters in Kennedale and has facilities in Austin, San Antonio, and Katy. The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.


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