Fall Protection Violation Costs Company $60,000
Workers were removing the existing sheet metal roof of an industrial building by cutting sections from the roof and letting them fall to the ground. After taking a break, they used a scissor lift to return to the roof. One of the workers stepped from the lift onto a section of roof that had been cut and fell to the ground 7.62 meters below. His employer was fined $60,000 for a fall protection violation [ELFA Realty Inc., Govt. News Release, Jan. 25, 2013].