Roofing companies, supervisors face safety-related charges

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Four roofing companies and two supervisors in the province have been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for incidents in 2012 and 2013, it was announced today.

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According to a Service NL news release, there were no injuries in any of the incidents which occurred in Stephenville, Grand Falls-Windsor, Conception Bay South, St. John’s and Mount Pearl.

Charges laid include:

• The owner of Flynn’s Roofing, Siding and Masonry is facing four charges for violating fall protection regulations at three different locations in Stephenville in December 2012 and September 2013’

• All Systems Roofing Ltd. in Grand Falls-Windsor is facing two charges for violating fall protection regulations, and the supervisor of All Systems Roofing is charged for failing to ensure workers wore protective equipment. Both incidents occurred in October 2012 in Grand Falls-Windsor.

• Yetman’s Shingles Ltd. is facing six charges for violating fall protection regulations and failing to provide necessary supervision to workers at three locations in Conception Bay South and St. John’s. The incidents occurred in September 2012, April 2013 and June 2013.

• Red Seal Roofing Ltd. is facing six charges for violating fall protection regulations and failing to provide necessary supervision at locations in Mount Pearl and St. John’s. A company supervisor is charged for failing to ensure that workers under his supervision at those locations used protective equipment. These incidents occurred in August and October 2013.

The first appearance for Flynn’s Roofing, Siding and Masonry was March 24 in Stephenville with the next court date set for June 2.

Both All Systems Roofing Ltd. and its supervisor in Grand Falls-Windsor and Yetman’s Shingles Ltd. in St. John’s had first appearances on April 11. All Systems Roofing Ltd. will be back in court May 21. Yetman’s Shingles Ltd. will be back in court May. 9.

The first appearance for Red Seal Roofing Ltd. and its supervisor was April 2 in St. John’s with the second court date set for May 26.

Organizations: All Systems, Shingles, Service NL Red Seal Roofing

Geographic location: Grand Falls-Windsor., Stephenville, Mount Pearl

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  • Lawrence Crushing
    August 25, 2014 - 10:06

    Well they are fortunate enough to not have had any injuries. What I don't get is why not just have the equipment anyways? I mean its a 1 time cost and you don't even have to worry about this situation again. According to Schulte Roofing, all firms are required to use safety harnesses as dictated by local building and safety code. Hopefully everyone has learned a very important lesson.

  • Lawrence
    August 25, 2014 - 10:05

    Well they are fortunate enough to not have had any injuries. What I don't get is why not just have the equipment anyways? I mean its a 1 time cost and you don't even have to worry about this situation again. According to Schulte Roofing, all firms are required to use safety harnesses as dictated by local building and safety code. Hopefully everyone has learned a very important lesson.