OSHA has no B@lls, or they are so influenced or controlled by political oversight and big business that they are for the most part ineffective or of little threat to employers.
Here's one story that illustrates my point.
Atlantic City, New Jersey: 4 workers killed, 21 injured in construction collapse
Engineering News Record
Missing Connections to Wall May Have Weakened Garage 11/17/2003
In my paper I looked at Bechtel, and I looked at a particular time in history when George Shultz had just left the DOL and went to work for Bechtel. Was it any surprise that during that time (and later when he left Bechtel and was appointed as U.S. Sec. of State by Reagan) that Bechtel who had a number of multi-billion dollar projects under way appeared to receive favorable treatment (based on my research)? Why did investigations of incidents take years to go before the bench only to be postponed again by appeals or dismissed altogether with a smack on the wrist and minimal fine?