Snohomish roofing corporation fined $1.2M for safety violations

SNOHOMISH, Clean. (AP) — The condition Department of Labor & Industries declared Thursday that it’s evaluating Allways Roofing more than $1.2 million for placing workers’ life in hazard.

State inspectors discovered a dozen “willful major violations” at a few position web-sites, in Snohomish and Lake Stevens, among December and March, officials mentioned in a press launch.

Richard Ovak, owner of Allways Roofing, told The Day by day Herald that they’re desirable the basic safety citation.

In at the very least one particular occasion, workers had been operating on a steep roof with no drop protection. Inspectors also famous instances when ladders possibly weren’t established up or weren’t becoming made use of effectively, and personnel utilizing pneumatic nail guns weren’t donning eye security.

The substantial good is owing, in part, to the simple fact that Allways Roofing is a repeat offender.

Given that 2010, officers has cited the organization for additional than a dozen protection violations. Last calendar year, it was fined almost $375,000 for violations identified at perform websites in Woodinville and Arlington. There have been at minimum 4 statements by workers who have fallen off steep roofs, ensuing in critical injuries and hospitalizations.

The organization is on the agency’s “Severe Violator Program.”

““This isn’t a circumstance of the corporation not being aware of what the rules are. They’ve blatantly picked out to disregard them, placing their staff at significant hazard,” mentioned Craig Blackwood, a director with the security agency.