State Cites Roofing Company for Lack of Fall ProtectionPosted on Jul 8, 2014 in News
Proposed Penalties for Seven Serious and Repeated Serious Violations Total $84,700
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) today announced that it issued seven citations to Titanium Services, Inc. The citations resulted from an investigation initiated on Jan. 16, 2014, when an employee fell approximately 30 feet through a skylight and sustained fatal injuries. Titanium Services, Inc. will have an opportunity to contest the citations.
“Titanium Services, Inc. sacrificed worker safety when it chose not to provide fall protection for its employees,” said DLIR Director Dwight Takamine. “Fall protection is not complicated, the materials are readily available, and the methods have been well established for decades. This tragic death of a young man could and should have been prevented.”