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Inspection: 111801791 - Capital Building Maintenance Service, East

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

 

Inspection Nr: 111801791
Report ID: 0950613
Open Date: 07/21/1994

Site Address:
Capital Building Maintenance Service, East
303 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94063

Mailing Address:
183-A Beacon Street, South San Francisco, CA 94063

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:7349

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/13/1995

Emphasis:

Close Case:02/02/1998


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361346240
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 3 10
Current Violations 6 1 3 10
Initial Penalty $18,000 $45,000 $0 $300 $0 $63,300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3203 A 01/13/1995 02/09/1995 $0 $85 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3284 B01 F 01/13/1995 02/07/1995 $0 $85 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 3286 A 3 01/13/1995 01/19/1995 $0 $130 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 02001 Serious 3286 A02 01/13/1995 02/09/1995 $0 $1,500 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 03001 Serious 3282 O 01/13/1995 01/19/1995 $0 $1,500 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 04001 Serious 3286 A 4 01/13/1995 01/19/1995 $0 $4,500 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
7. 05001 Serious 3284 A 1 D 01/13/1995 01/19/1995 $0 $1,500 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
8. 06001 Serious 3282 D 01/13/1995 01/19/1995 $0 $4,500 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
9. 07001 Serious 3282 D 01/13/1995 02/09/1995 $0 $4,500 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  
10. 08001 Willful 3286 A 1 01/13/1995 01/19/1995 $0 $45,000 $0 01/23/1995 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170379226
Event: 07/21/1994
Employee Dies In Fall While Window Washing

Employee #1 and a coworker were starting to clean a portion of the facade of a seven-story building when he fell to his death. He apparently had forgotten to tie his rope or had not tied it properly. No rope breaks were noted and no safety lines were used by either worker. The employer insisted that Sky Genie systems do not require the use of a safety line. The employer had decided to use the Sky Genie chairs for the entire job even though the building is provided with a davit system designed specifically for exterior building maintenance work such as window cleaning. The employer had been advised by the property managers that the davit system had been inspected and certified as safe to use. A demonstration by the employer as to the proper way to tie the ropes did not follow the manufacturer's recommendation. The Sky Genie descent control device was approved by the division for use in window cleaning when used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Keywords:window washer, bosun chair, lifeline, work rules, fall, tie-off

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111801791 Fatality Other Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers
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