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News Feb. 21, 2023

Contractor ignores fall protection, faces $678,536 in fines

Six months after an employee’s fatal fall, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found ALJ Home Improvement Inc., Nanuet, N.Y., again exposing its employees to potentially deadly harm in August 2022, according to The company is not an NRCA member.

Two roofing workers were victims of preventable fatal workplace falls in February 2019 and February 2022. Seven federal workplace safety inspections during the past four years identified 33 violations—nine of them willful failures to provide required fall protection. 

An OSHA inspector at a Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., job site in August 2022 observed three employees on a roof 18 feet above the ground without required fall protection. ALJ Home Improvement was contracted to remove an existing roof and reinstall shingles on a single-family residence.

OSHA cited the company with four willful violations and four serious violations and proposed a $687,536 penalty for lack of fall and head protection and violations of multiple standards. 

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