This post is all your fault. Primarily, because it's blame someone else day. I'm blaming you. Unfortunately, when it comes to fall protection or the lack thereof, it seems like the blame game is a year-long occurrence.
When accidents occur it's easy to point the finger, but in most cases, there isn't a "single" person to blame. Sure, a company refuses to buy fall protection for its employees, but that doesn't mean you HAVE to do the dangerous jobs either. If you refuse to fight for your safety, and you go to work anyway... I hate to say it, but you're partly to blame.
Now I don't want to get into a he said, she said argument (There were enough of those in high school), but the fact of the matter is that we all need to work together to keep our jobs safe from falls. We need internal accountability. What did Smokey the Bear say? Only you can prevent the spread of genital.... Wrong pamphlet... Only you (and those around you) can prevent falls on the job site.