US District Judge has sentenced Stalin Rene Barahona, the former owner of SB Framing
Services to 30 days in prison for one count of willfully violating a federal standard for fall protection.
The charge stemmed from a fall that killed one of Barahona's employees during work on a new home in North Naples.
Work was being done on a wastewater tunnel that runs under The Galleria. Shawn Pritchett, who died, was on the surface of the tunnel when
he was hit by the crane. He did not fall into the hole, according to an MSD spokesperson.
Pritchett had been working on the site for 2 weeks and was a contracted employee with SAK.
The Secretary of Labor expects the 76 inspectors hired in 2018 to be ready to conduct inspections in 1-3 years.
OSHA conducted 32,000 inspections in 2017 & 2018 an increase from 2016. President Trump is requesting
$557 million for OSHA in his 2020 budget, including 30 compliance officers and 5 whistleblower investigators.