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Inspection: 1518016.015 - Why Not Iron, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City
Why Not Iron, Inc.
4308 W. 44th St.
Chicago, IL 60632
4425 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60624
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 332323/Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 03/05/2021
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Gutreh
|#||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|
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
|1||1518016.015||Hospitalized injury||Construction Laborer|