OSHA Cites Roofing Contractor in Teen’s Demise| Staff Compensation Information

Friday, May 28, 2021 | 0

The labor protection agency has spearheaded a roofer for the death of a 16-year-old boy who fell while working at a hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, the Department of Labor said Tuesday.

The teenager, who was employed by a subcontractor hired by Stover and Sons Contractors Inc., had been roofing 11 stories above the ground when he allegedly tried to jump on a hoist next to the building and fell about 160 feet to his death, reported the DOL.

Stover received two serious quotes from OSHA with fines of more than $ 10,000. The company denies the quotes.

In addition, DOL’s Payroll Department assessed Stover at more than $ 122,000 for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s provisions on child labor to allow an employee under 18 to do roof work or operate or drive powered hoists.

The DOL also claimed that the company allowed the boy to work more than eight hours a day and more than 40 hours a week when he was 15, which is also in violation of the Child Labor Act.

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