OSHA Cites Watertown Roofing Company In Worker’s Fatal Fall

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Watertown company in the death of a worker who fell from the roof of the city’s community center.

Twenty-four-year-old Justin Althoff, of Watertown, died in April after falling more than 33 feet. OSHA determined that Althoff lacked an adequate fall-protection system, and that his employer failed to train him to work safely at heights.

OSHA is proposing $77,000 in fines against Pro-Tec Roofing Inc. The company has about 15 days to decide whether to contest the agency’s findings, which include two willful and eight serious safety violations.

A person who answered the phone at the company on Tuesday declined comment.