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Inspection: 1518016.015 - Why Not Iron, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City


Inspection Nr: 1518016.015
Report ID: 0521700
Date Opened: 03/05/2021

Site Address:
Why Not Iron, Inc.
4308 W. 44th St.
Chicago, IL 60632

Mailing Address:
4425 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60624

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 332323/Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/05/2021

Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Gutreh

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1742504
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $35,108 $0 $0 $9,753 $0 $44,861
Current Penalty $17,160 $0 $0 $7,840 $0 $25,000
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. 01001A Serious 5A0001 08/05/2021 09/22/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19260020 B01 08/05/2021 09/22/2021 $0 $3,901 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01001C Serious 19260021 B02 08/05/2021 08/31/2021 $0 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19260454 A 08/05/2021 09/22/2021 $3,507 $3,901 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 02001A Other 19040039 A01 08/05/2021 $7,840 $9,753 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
6. 02002B Other 19040039 A02 08/05/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 133802.015
Event: 03/03/2021
One Employee Is Killed, Another Is Injured When Lift Tips Ov

At 1:00 p.m. on March 3, 2021, Employee #1 and Employee #2 and four coworkers we re performing drive-in rack removal operations in a large cold storage warehouse . Employee #1 and Employee #2 were in a Genie GS-3232 scissor lift approximately 34 feet above the ground removing the top drive-in rail support system. Coworke r #1 was securing a rack that was being disassembled with a rope attached to a b ar joist as a make shift pulley. Coworker #2 was removing the lower drive-in rai ls that held the racking system together. Coworker #3 and Coworker #4 were picki ng up hardware that had fallen to the ground. Employee #1 was on a scissor lift assisting in the removal of a top drive-in rail support system with Employee #2. As Employee #2 removed the disassembled rail support system, the rail system su ddenly fell onto the scissor lift causing the scissor lift to tip onto its side killing Employee #1. Employee #2 was seriously injured and hospitalized but surv ived.

Keywords:aerial lift, contusion, equipment operator, falling object, fracture, hip, inexperience, leg, material handling, metal rail, overturn, pulley, puncture, roll-over, rope, scissor lift, unsecured, warehouse

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1518016.015 Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer
2 1518016.015 Fatality Construction Laborer
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