Forty workers fell from iron smelter staging area when the main supports collapsed. All of them suffered broken bones, five were severely burned, and 11 employees died. This is the twentieth job-related accident reported in the 2000-employee plant during the last 6 months. What OSHA penalties can the organization expect?
a. Top executives may be criminally charged.
b. The firm will probably pay $70,000 in fines.
c. The firm will probably pay $10,000 in fines.
d. The firm will probably be required to install a workplace safety program and to fund research in that area.