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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1495724.015 - Preload, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge


Inspection Nr: 1495724.015
Report ID: 0625700
Open Date: 10/05/2020

Site Address:
Preload, Llc
4300 Alma Lane
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mailing Address:
4000 Tower Road, Louisville, KY 40219

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/31/2021


Close Case:09/02/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1668595 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $73,728 $0 $0 $0 $0 $73,728
Current Penalty $24,576 $0 $0 $12,288 $0 $36,864
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. 01001A Serious 19260451 F03 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19260454 B02 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $0 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01002 Other 19260452 W02 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01003A Serious 19260452 W05 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 01003B Serious 19260452 W06 I 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $0 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 01005 Serious 19260452 W06 II 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130038.015
Event: 10/05/2020
One Employee Is Killed, Four Are Injured When Scaffold Tips

At 8:00 a.m. on October 5, 2020, Employee #1 and four coworkers including a fore man, employed by a construction company specializing in concrete tanks, were pai nting interior joints of a two million gallon water storage tank. They were wor king from a scaffold mounted on an employer-fabricated rolling base. As the cow orkers attempted to move the scaffold, one of the scaffold wheels slipped into a 9-inch deep hole in the concrete floor. The scaffold tipped over. Employee #1 fell 30 feet to the concrete surface, sustained blunt force traumatic injuries, and was killed. His four coworkers fell from lower levels of the scaffold. Th e coworkers received treatment for their injuries, but none required hospitaliza tion.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, concrete, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, floor hole, mobile scaffold, paint, painter, scaffold, scaffold collapse, storage tank, tower, water tank, wheel

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1495724.015 Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance
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