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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124054677 - Koetter Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 124054677
Report ID: 0551800
Date Opened: 10/27/1993

Site Address:
Koetter Construction Inc
(Metal Sales Inc) 7800 S R 60
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Mailing Address:
Attn Bob Koetter 7393 Pete Andres Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/30/1993

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Case Closed: 02/17/1994

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361311160
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $3,000 $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $24,000
Current Penalty $1,500 $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $16,500
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 19260100 A 01/25/1994 01/29/1994 $1,500 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Willful 19260105 A 01/25/1994 01/29/1994 $15,000 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 903278
Event: 10/26/1993
Employee Dies After Falling From Roof In High Winds

On October 26, 1993, an iron worker crew was installing metal decking on the roof of a skeleton steel building. Windy conditions reportedly halted the actual decking operation, but the employees continued to install the sheet metal ridge cap. The ridge cap material is in 2 ft by 10 ft sections. Employee #1 was walking on a 4 in. wide roof purlin carrying a sheet of this material. A gust of wind is believed to have caught the ridge cap and caused him to lose his balance. Employee #1 fell head-first to the concrete floor, approximately 31 ft 10 in. No type of fall protection was being used. The building is 1 story and it is about 28 ft 6 in. high at the eaves and about 31 ft 10 in. high at the ridge of the roof. There were safety belts provided in the trucks but they were not being used. Employee #1 died from his injuries.

Keywords:high wind, installing, roof, sheet metal, iron worker, safety belt, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124054677 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
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