Here's an article about a $107,000 OSHA fine for fall protection hazards in Ocala, Florida.
Fall protection was invented in ancient Roman times, but some 600 American workers die in workplace falls annually -- about 10% of total workplace deaths. Some employers in Flori-DUH are too cheap or too mean to invest in a $500 fall protection harness, treating workers as expendable .
D.R. HORTON is evidently one of them. Truly shameful corporate oligarch.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the nation's largest homebuilder, D.R. Horton, and one of its subcontractors, Garcia Carpentry, with fall hazards and other violations, which the agency said occurred at an Ocala, FL, development site in February. OSHA fined Garcia $39,194 and D.R. Horton $68,591 — more than $107,000 total.
- OSHA issued D.R. Horton a repeat violation citation for failing to ensure that Garcia's employees were protected from fall-related hazards when working up to 25 feet high. OSHA also issued Garcia citations for repeat violations after inspectors saw Garcia employees installing roof sheathing without fall protection and employees using the top step of a ladder to gain access to roof trusses.
- OSHA also issued Garcia two citations for serious violations after inspectors observed employees without hard hats and operating powered nail guns without using adequate eye protection.