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Inspection: 1571968.015 - 75261 - Town Of Great Falls-Public Works

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 1571968.015
Report ID: 0454510
Date Opened: 01/07/2022

Site Address:
75261 - Town Of Great Falls-Public Works
Dearborn St.
Great Falls, SC 29055

Mailing Address:
810 Dearborn St., Great Falls, SC 29055

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 921190/Other General Government Support

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/24/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1852016
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $1,155 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,155
Current Penalty $1,155 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,155
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 19100030 A01 05/03/2022 06/06/2022 $245 $245 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100067 C02 II 05/03/2022 06/06/2022 $245 $245 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 19100067 C02 VIII 05/03/2022 05/09/2022 $420 $420 $0 Z - Issued  
4. 01004 Serious 19100067 C02 XII 05/03/2022 05/09/2022 $245 $245 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142729.015
Event: 01/07/2022
Employee Is Killed In Fall From Bucket

At 12:00 a.m. on January 7, 2022, Employee #1 was working out of a van equipped with a bucket lift taking down Christmas decorations in the roadway. The Christm as decorations were approximately 20 feet above ground level. Employee #1 and cr ew were near the end of the task and had three more wreaths to take down prior t o the incident. Employee #1 was wearing a harness and lanyard riding in the buck et of the lift, while the supervisor drove the van and another coworker was ridi ng in the passenger seat. Another set of coworkers followed behind the van in a truck to retrieve the removed decorations. Once the crew made the turn onto Dear born Street, some coworkers noticed the elevated bucket on the van began to rise and almost hit a power line. The supervisor and driver of the van did not notic e the bucket had elevated. As the van passed under a tree, Employee #1 ducked do wn barely missing the branch, but the branch came in contact with the bucket. Th e rear portion of the bucket shattered, and Employee #1 fell out of the bucket o nto the grass on the shoulder of the road. The injuries were blunt force trauma to torso, head, and neck. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, bucket , fall protection, head, lift bucket, neck, road, torso, tree

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1571968.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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