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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105677660 - E. S. Chappel & Sons, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 1


Inspection Nr: 105677660
Report ID: 0355111
Date Opened: 03/15/1989

Site Address:
E. S. Chappel & Sons, Inc.
1100 Chinaberry Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23225

Mailing Address:
2350 Old Richfood Road, Mchanicsville, VA 23111

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/31/1989

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Case Closed: 06/29/1989

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360297238
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,320
Current Penalty $1,320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,320
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19260451 I08 05/12/1989 05/18/1989 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -  
2. 01002A Serious 19260556 B02 IV 05/12/1989 05/18/1989 $320 $320 $0 -  
3. 01002B Serious 19260556 B02 V 05/12/1989 05/18/1989 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 894550
Event: 03/15/1989
Employee Killed In Fall When Scaffold Malfunctions

Employee #1 was on a 60 ft high two-point suspended scaffold caulking windows. When he started down, one of the climbers malfunctioned, allowing the cable to freewheel. The emergency brake also malfunctioned, causing the opposite end of the scaffold to stop moving and the scaffold to become vertical. Employee #1, who was not using a lifeline and a safety belt, fell 50 ft and was killed. Safety belts and lifelines were available at the job site.

Keywords:brake, work rules, safety belt, lifeline, construction, two pt susp scaffold, fall, fall protection, mech malfunction

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105677660 Fatality Cancer Construction trades, n.e.c.
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