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Hawaiian roofing contractor cited for repeat violations

Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH) has cited Rui Construction Inc., Honolulu, for exposing employees to fall hazards, according to www.osha.gov. The company is not an NRCA member.

On Feb. 27, HIOSH inspectors observed four Rui Construction workers installing roof sheathing 20 feet above the ground without fall protection, as well as an employee with no eye protection using a rigid pneumatic nail gun. Rui Construction received citations for two repeat serious violations for failing to provide fall and eye protection and failing to conduct fall-protection training and one other-than-serious violation for failing to keep a log of worker injuries and illnesses. Proposed penalties total $102,313. HIOSH previously cited Rui Construction for similar violations in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Rui Construction has 20 days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with HIOSH's administrator or submit proper paperwork to begin the process of contesting HIOSH's findings.