A Tennessee-based roofing company was cited this month following an OSHA investigation into a fatal fall last year. A 59-year-old roofer died while working on the Peter Prince Field Airport in Milton, FL on October 25, 2022.
The subsequent OSHA investigation determined that the roofing company leading the project failed to perform routine inspections of job sites, materials and equipment. On the day of the fall, the company failed to make sure that the thirteen workers were using federally required fall protection. The deceased roofer fell 25 feet when he stepped on a skylight and it collapsed.
This incident comes as part of a worrisome trend of rising workplace fatalities nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor and statistics. Fatal trips, slips, and falls rose about 7.2% in 2021 as compared to 2020.
Despite this concerning trend across the country, safety remains the top priority at Nakoma Roofing & Construction. From roofing to general contracting, we are fully licensed and expertly trained for all of the projects we perform in the state of Florida. We are Insured and bondable, and both our residential and commercial job sites are run with the utmost focus on safety.
When you’re having construction projects done, the last thing you want to have to worry about is injury on your property. Choose Nakoma for a safe and stress-free experience.