WASHINGTON, IL – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Peoria Siding & Window Co. Inc. of Washington, IL, with one willful safety violation for failing to provide fall protection for employees working on residential roofing projects.

The company faces penalties totaling $48,400.

The citation follows an investigation OSHA conducted in November at a jobsite in Pekin, IL

"Falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the workplace," said Thomas Bielema, OSHA's area director in Peoria, IL. "Failing to provide fall protection is unacceptable, and OSHA is committed to ensuring employers abide by this agency's safety and health regulations."

Peoria Siding & Window, an exterior home improvement company, also was cited for failing to provide fall protection for workers in July 2008 and July 2010.

Read the full press release of the fall hazard safety citation lodged by the Occupational Saety and Heatlh Administration against Peoria Siding & Window.

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