$385K Sought from N.H. Roofer for Safety, Health Violations

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By Lars-Eric Hedberg

A New Hampshire roofer has unlawfully failed to pay $385,000 in penalties for workplace safety and health violations, the Department of Labor wrote to a federal appeals court.

The department asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to summarily enforce five orders requiring Ken Stanley, individually and doing business as Milton-based A+ Roofing, to pay the penalties and abate the violations ( Acosta v. Stanley , 1st Cir., No. 17-01619, 6/19/17 ).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted five inspections of Stanley’s worksites between 2012 and 2016 and issued five citations containing 24 items. Among the items were nine willful and six repeat violations, many for employees not using fall protection while doing roof work.

Because Stanley failed to contest any of the citations, they became final orders of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Stanley has “completely ignored OSHA’s citations” and the review commission’s orders, the department wrote in its June 19 petition.

The Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Washington, represents Secretary Alexander Acosta.

Stanley does not have an attorney, according to Bloomberg Law. The company couldn’t be reached for comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lars-Eric Hedberg in Washington at lhedberg@bna.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rachael Daigle at rdaigle@bna.com

For More Information

The petition for summary enforcement filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Acosta v. Stanley is available at http://src.bna.com/p48.

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