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OSHA Cites South Florida Contractors for Neglecting Fall Protection Standards


October 10, 2023


Two contractors face $174,000 in penalties for safety violations.


According to a release dated Oct. 6, OSHA’s investigation revealed that both A1A Roofing Contractor LLC and Paul Bange Roofing Inc. overlooked critical fall protection standards. The agency observed the violations during a visit to a worksite in Davie, FL in April 2023.


Inspectors discovered workers from Loxahatchee-based subcontractor A1A Roofing were performing tasks on pitched roofs up to 32 feet high without proper fall protection measures in place. Another worker used a broken harness, and the company failed to provide fall protection training to the employees. A1A Roofing faced similar OSHA citations in September 2022.


Meanwhile, Davie-based Paul Bange Roofing Inc.—the primary contractor—neglected to conduct regular inspections, as required by law to prevent potential fall hazards. Overall, A1A Roofing faces two willful violations, one repeat violation, three serious violation and $163,044 in proposed penalties. Paul Bange Roofing received one serious citation and $10,938 in fines.


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