Five Star Commercial Roofing of Hartford City, Indiana has been cited by OHSA for alleged willful safety violation after exposing workers to fall hazards of 29 feet at a commercial roofing project in Bartonville, Illinois, according to a release Thursday from OSHA. OSHA has fined the company $49,000. The exposure, OSHA claims, came as workers installed roofing materials on a commercial sales and service building. OSHA claims roofers at the Bartonville site were working on a roof 29 feet high without the recommended means of fall protection, such as guardrail systems, safety nets, warning line systems or personal fall arrest, directly violating OSHA's construction safety standards. According to OSHA, the Indiana based firm has been cited by OSHA five times in Illinois, Ohio and Indiana for similar violations.
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