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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1084644.015 - 69421 - G M Framing Llc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 1084644.015
Report ID: 0454510
Date Opened: 07/30/2015

Site Address:
69421 - G M Framing Llc
644 N Main St
Greenville, SC 29601

Mailing Address:
701 W Warehouse Ct, Taylors, SC 29687

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238130/Framing Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/15/2016


Case Closed: 06/11/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1007881
Inspection 1313773 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
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 19260501 B15 01/19/2016 02/22/2016 $2,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 19260503 A01 01/19/2016 02/22/2016 $2,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003A Serious 19260501 B15 01/19/2016 02/22/2016 $1,000 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01003B Serious 19260503 A01 01/19/2016 02/22/2016 $0 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 79724.015
Event: 07/30/2015
Employee Falls From 4th Floor Apartment Complex And Is Kille

On July 30, 2015, at about 11:00 AM, Employee #1 and another co-worker were work ing on the east side of the building, installing wooden floor trusses for the 4t h floor of an apartment complex. Employee #1 was issued a 3 foot lanyard with hi s harness connected to a wooden column using a 16 foot by 5/8 foot lifeline rope . Employee #1 was instructed to verify that the trusses were straight at the far side located 26 feet at the edge before using the nail gun to secure it in plac e. As Employee #1 was in the process of reconnecting himself to another anchor p oint with his lanyard, he fell off the building with two wooden trusses approxim ately 36 feet to the ground. Employee #1 was an experienced framer and complete d similar tasks of installing floor trusses in single family residential constru ction environment for many years. Employee #1 was not very experienced with work ing on many commercial projects involving apartment complexes. Employee # 1 was killed as a result of severe blunt force trauma to the chest with large injurie s to the aorta, which caused significant paraspinous hematoma. Employee #1 never reconnected his lanyard to the new anchor point prior to him falling off the bu ilding.

Keywords:chest, construction, fall, fall protection, lanyard, residential construction, roof

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1084644.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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