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Resource ID: #21240
Subject: Building Safety
Source: WESH-TV (Orlando, Fla.)
Date: 2003-11-10



This story exposed a government inspection system that has no standards. The state building code, and the often overworked local inspectors who enforce it, offers little to no assurance that a buyer will move into a home that even meets minimum building standards. They found that in one county, in more than 400 instances, inspectors conducted 25 inspections a day or more. That is at least twice what is considered by experts to be a reasonable daily workload. On many occasions inspectors did 40-50 inspections in one day. And they missed violations.

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