OSHA cites Missoula roofing company after worker death


MISSOULA, Mont. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Missoula-based roofing company after a worker fell and died.

A 51-year-old Bonner man working for Jared Langley Enterprises died when he fell from a roof at a work site in Ravalli County in April. The man was part of a crew removing shingles on a home in Florence.

According to the OSHA citation the man was not protected with proper equipment when he fell from the 9-foot roof.

The company faces a $14,000 fine for the incident.

This isn't the first time OSHA has cited Langley's business. In 2004 the company paid $15,000 in fines after a work site evaluation found 15 different penalties, including lack of fall protection and ladder violations. Then in 2012, OSHA found five other serious penalties including lack of fall protection and fall protection training. That time the company had to pay $6,000.

Langley Enterprises has 15 working days from the time the citation was issued (June 23) to contest the most recent citation and penalty.