OSHA cites SB Framing Services after worker dies after falling from roofContractor issued willful and serious violation for failing to protect employees NAPLES, Fla. – Had his employer taken the necessary steps to fully protect him, a 32-year-old construction worker might not have suffered deadly injuries in a fall at a Naples building site on Sept. 26, 2015.
Selvin Velasquez, a residential framer, was working at a new residence at Marbella Isles on Monticello Boulevard when he lost his balance and fell from 19 feet to the ground below. Velasquez was transported to a hospital where he later succumbed.
In its investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that SB Framing Services Inc. failed to ensure a fall protection system was in use. The agency cited the Naples-based company with one willful and one serious violation.
“This tragedy was preventable,” said Condell Eastmond, director of OSHA’s Fort Lauderdale Area Office. “SB F..