Roofing company faces penalties for worker's death

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, November 10 2016 Nov 10, 2016 Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:53:00 AM CST November 10, 2016 in News
By: Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Jefferson City roofing company after a worker collapsed and later died in August.

The laborer for Weathercraft Incorporated collapsed on this third day on the job while installing roofing materials at Helias High School. His core body temperature was 107 degrees when he was hospitalized. He died from the heat stroke a day later.

Last week, OSHA cited Weathercraft for a serious violation of its general duty clause, saying the employers failed to make sure the worker was acclimated to heat conditions. The heat index was about 90 degrees when the worker collapsed. 

OSHA proposed more than $12,000 worth of penalties on the company.

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