Workers could have fallen from heights of up to 23 feet while working on a house in Castle Rock, Washington, last summer. The Roof Doctor Inc. of Olympia, Washington, also was cited for one serious violation with a penalty of $7,000 for failing to train workers effectively in how to use fall protection equipment. State labor officials also cited the company for not providing fall protection equipment to workers for free, although this one carries no financial penalty. This is the eighth time since 2012 the company has been cited for fall protection violations. A 2014 case resulted in a fine of $219,600, which is still being contested. Among the circumstances leading to a "willful violation" is "evidence of plain indifference," the department said in a news release.
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