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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1613907.015 - Ulg Companies Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 1613907.015
Report ID: 0551800
Date Opened: 08/04/2022

Site Address:
Ulg Companies Llc
2397 County Road 27
Waterloo, IN 46793

Mailing Address:
1200 Ashwood Parkway Suite 590, Atlanta, GA 30338

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561311 

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/23/2023

Emphasis: S:Demoreno, S:Fall

Case Closed: 01/26/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1929622
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149627.015
Event: 08/04/2022
Two Employees Fall From Roof, One Is Killed, One Is Injured

At 11:20 a.m. on August 4, 2022, three employees were working on a steel buildin g that had been on fire a year prior. The employees were removing the metal roof ing material from the roof that was 25 feet above the lower level. The surface b elow the roof was concrete on the inside of the building and stone and dirt on e xterior of the building. There were three employees on the roof and they were re moving the last two pieces of metal roofing when Employees #1 and #2 unhooked th eir retractable lifelines that were hooked to their harnesses and to the aerial lift. A coworker remained tied off and was positioned at the lower end of the r oof. The employees were standing on the last piece of roofing that was about 1.5 feet wide and they were removing the second to last piece that was also about 1 .5 feet wide. The employees were lifting the roofing when the wind caught it and caused Employee #1 to lose his balance and fall into Employee #2, which caused them both to fall to the concrete floor below. Employee #1 had a history of unho oking his retractable lifeline and having to be told by a foreman to hook up and stay hooked up. When the foreman went down from the roof, all three employees w ere hooked up to the JLG aerial lift. The foreman instructed the employee to sta y hooked up at all times and went down from the roof. After 10 minutes, the fore man heard yelling and went to see what was going on and found the two employees on the floor. Employee #1 suffered a head injury and died. Employee #2 was hospi talized to treat fractured ribs and internal bleeding.

Keywords:aerial lift, blunt force, blunt force trauma, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, harness, high wind, lost balance, metal sheet, roof

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1613907.015 Fatality
2 1613907.015 Hospitalized injury
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