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Nanuet roofing company fined $687K for workplace safety violations

Nanuet roofing company fined $687K for workplace safety violations

NANUET ALJ Home Improvement of Nanuet has a long history of violating fall safety regulations. As a result, in 2022, OSHA officials fined the company $687,536 for infractions at a jobsite in New Jersey. The firm withdrew its protest of the accusations one week before to the department’s Office of the Solicitor in New York holding a trial.

An OSHA compliance officer saw many ALJ Home Improvement workers in 2022 working without fall protection on a steep-slope roof. OSHA discovered infractions pertaining to inadequate fall protection, using ladders unsafely, additional ladder-related risks, and head protection deficiency.

Less than six months had passed since a deadly workplace fall involving an ALJ employee in Spring Valley. Jose Lema, the company’s founder and principal, entered a guilty plea in February 2024 to the criminal charges brought against him in July 2023 by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The expected sentencing date is in May.

OSHA Area Director Lisa Levy in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey stated, “The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has sent a clear message to employers whose egregious actions show continuous disregard for worker safety by affirming our investigative findings and upholding ALJ Home Improvement’s penalties.” The message is clear: if you purposefully endanger employees, we will hold you responsible.


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