The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Gorham roofing company after an employee fell from a roof in November.

Anthony Lemire, OSHA area director, said Tuesday that OSHA issued three citations for violations for a total penalty of $3,450 to Topless Roofing and Siding Company on Dec. 12. “All three were serious violations,” Lemire said.

The OSHA citations stem from an incident where a 37-year old worker fell from a two-story building at 559 Brighton Ave. in Portland on Nov. 21. The name of the worker who fell from the roof has not been released.

OSHA said the company was cited because hard hats were not worn by workers on the job site; an employee was on a roof 25 feet in height without a safety harness; and workers were not trained about protecting themselves from falls.

Lemire said that the roofing company has three options. It has the right to request a conference about the matter with OSHA, the company can choose to pay the fine or it can take the matter to litigation. OSHA had not heard from the company Tuesday.

Stacey Bulgajewski, owner of Topless Roofing and Siding Company of could not be reached for comment.


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