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OSHA fines Huntington contractor $522,527 for safety violations following roofer's death

Victor Ocasio,
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Photo: OSHA's Westbury Office

The U.S. Department of Labor has fined a Huntington contractor more than half a million dollars after a federal investigation found the business could have prevented the death of a roofer by following required safety protocols.

Elite Roofing Services Inc. of Huntington was issued seven violations related to fall hazards and a lack of training for workers by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency said in a news release. The combined penalties resulting from the fatal accident total $522,527.

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