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Local roofing company fined thousands for safety violations

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Updated: 12/10/2013 2:14 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- North Florida Roofing & Repair in Jacksonville has to pay thousands of dollars worth of fines for not following proper safety rules. 

Some of the company's employees violated safety rules at one of their job sites on Ashbourne Trail in August, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The company was fined $42,350 on a willful violation, said a spokesman with OSHA. This means the company didn't make sure that its employees used "fall protection" while on a job site.

There were more fines that added up to $3,520 for repeat violations, according to OSHA. The roofing company didn't make sure the workers were wearing glasses so debris wouldn't fly in their eyes. The company was fined for this incident back in March.

And, the roofing company has to pay $2,640 for serious safety violations, according to OSHA. The employees didn't use a ladder that extended 3 feet while working. The employees had a closed ladder within the perimeters to go inside and come out of a roof. 

According to OSHA, one of the workers could have been injured or died.

These fines add up to $48,510.

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megaman1045 - 12/11/2013 12:45 AM
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Illegals ... IllEagles are what you have if they eat a bad fish!

peewee2013 - 12/10/2013 3:45 PM
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Moody's roofing on beaver is the same way, this guy hires whoever and doesn't even supply safety equipment. just wants the money....

Fred Thompson - 12/10/2013 3:26 PM
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Killed that business' who in this day and age survives $48'000 In fines. Especially if he hired ILLEAGLES!
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