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Mobile home manufacturer cited over worker’s fatal fall

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday that it cited an Alabama mobile home manufacturer after a worker’s fatal fall.

OSHA cited Boaz-based Kabco Builders Inc. for 10 “serious” violations and proposed $81,463 in penalties.

The employee was loading shingles and was straddling a two-foot-wide space between a platform and the roof of a mobile home under construction at the time of the incident. The worker slipped and fell about 10 feet, OSHA said.

The agency said Kabco Builders failed to provide proper fall protection to employees, failed to provide required training to employees working on roofs and those operating forklifts, and didn’t require workers using adhesives to wear personal protective equipment.

The company has already paid the proposed penalty and has provided abatement, which is when a cited company agrees to take action to comply with a safety standard or regulation.