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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1558075.015 - Henry Gurtzweiler Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo


Inspection Nr: 1558075.015
Report ID: 0524700
Date Opened: 10/15/2021

Site Address:
Henry Gurtzweiler Inc.
25925 Commerce Dr.
Defiance, OH 43512

Mailing Address:
921 Galena Street, Toledo, OH 43611

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/15/2021

Emphasis: L:Fall

Case Closed: 03/17/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1823493
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,502 $0 $30,037 $0 $0 $44,539
Current Penalty $29,004 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,004
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 19260760 A01 12/28/2021 $14,502 $30,037 $0 01/24/2022 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260761 B 01/09/2023 $14,502 $14,502 $0 12/16/2022 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 140183.015
Event: 10/14/2021
Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Metal Roof

At 3:15 p.m. on October 14, 2021, Employee #1, along with four other employees, were installing 2 foot by 50 standing seam metal roof panels with accompanying f iberglass insulation. Employee #1 stepped off the steel panel onto the parallel running fiberglass insulation/vapor barrier. The fiberglass material was unable to support the weight of Employee #1, which caused the employee to break through and fall approximately 34 feet to the ground below. The employee was killed. E mployee #1 was not wearing any fall protection equipment, and no other recognize d method of fall protection was in place.

Keywords:fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, metal, panel, roof, steel

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1558075.015 Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker
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