Stephenville roofing company facing charges

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The owner of a Stephenville roofing company has been charged with violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations related to fall protection.

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

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

Three other companies in the province and two supervisors have also been charged in separate incidents as a result of investigations by the Occupational Health and Safety Division.

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

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.

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, with a second appearances set for All Systems Roofing Ltd. on May 21 and May 9 for Yetman’s Shingles Ltd. The first appearance for Red Seal Roofing Ltd. and its supervisor was April 2 in St. John’s with the second set for May 26.

Organizations: All Systems Roofing, Shingles, Red Seal Roofing

Geographic location: Stephenville, Conception Bay South, Mount Pearl Grand Falls

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  • Lawrence Crushing
    May 18, 2014 - 16:39

    Holy cow guys! Your roofers are the #1 most valuable asset. Parts and materials can always be replaced. Besides that, you need to have all of the safety equipment in use in order to qualify for insurance. Hopefully everyone has learned their lesson now that it has gotten so serious!