Modular home manufacturer fined $272K by OSHA for 27 health and safety violations 

Modular home manufacturer fined $272K by OSHA for 27 health and safety violations 

April 24, 2024
Cavco has been cited for 38 workplace safety and health violations since 2015.

An OSHA investigation has determined that Cavco Industries Inc., parent company of Palm Harbor Homes, exposed employees to over two dozen serious violations. The company, which produces modular and manufactured homes, was cited for 25 serious and two other-than-serious violations. These violations include a lack of required fall protection, allowing overhead hazards and suspended loads, a lack of welding screens, and no safe access to electrical shutoffs. Cavco has been cited for 38 workplace safety and health violations since 2015. This most recent inspection, which happened in October 2023, was conducted under the National Emphasis Program Site-Specific Targeting for establishments with high injury rates. The company faces $272,479 in penalties for their violations.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, OSHA Area Director Monica Camacho said, “The findings of our investigations and Cavco Industries’ history of violations suggest that the company is failing in its responsibility to keep work areas safe and healthful. OSHA has specific standards for the manufacturing industry and provides many resources to inform employers and employees. There is no excuse for these kinds of failures that expose workers to serious and potentially fatal injuries.”   

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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