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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115984007 - Quality Window Cleaning, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Kansas City


Inspection Nr: 115984007
Report ID: 0728500
Open Date: 03/28/1996

Site Address:
Quality Window Cleaning, Inc.
4739 Bellview Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64113

Mailing Address:
201 Ellison Way, Independence, MO 64050

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/16/1996


Close Case:09/25/1997

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361887003
Referral 902516269 Yes Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,350
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 19260035 B04 08/16/1996 05/23/1997 $0 $600 $0 09/10/1996 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260501 B01 08/16/1996 09/05/1996 $1,500 $1,500 $0 09/10/1996 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Serious 19260502 D15 II 08/16/1996 09/05/1996 $1,500 $1,500 $0 09/10/1996 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 01004 Other 19260503 B01 08/16/1996 05/23/1997 $0 $750 $0 09/10/1996 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170789259
Event: 03/27/1996
Window Washer Killed In Fall From Three-Story Building

Employee #1, a window washer, was working alone near the top of a three-story brick building when he fell approximately 35 ft. He sustained multiple fractures and a closed head injury, from which he died eight days later. There were no witnesses to the accident. Employee #1 had two years of experience, and he had been washing and caulking windows at the building for two-and-a-half weeks. He was apparently wearing a rappelling harness and secondary safety belt; the harness was connected with a D-ring and a figure eight to a PMI climbing rope. The rope was not connected to an anchor point on the roof, and the safety belt was not connected to the rope.

Keywords:window washer, fracture, head, rope, unsecured, work rules, safety belt, fall, fall protection, tie-off

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115984007 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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