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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1626391.015 - Swiss Builders Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 1626391.015
Report ID: 0551800
Date Opened: 10/05/2022

Site Address:
Swiss Builders Llc
16411 County Rd 36
Goshen, IN 46528

Mailing Address:
485 E Country Lane, Shipshewana, IN 46565

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 236115/New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/21/2023

Emphasis: S:Fall

Case Closed: 03/27/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1954037
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 150216.015
Event: 10/04/2022
Employee Is Killed In Fall While Installing Roofing

At 12:15 a.m. on October 4, 2022, an employee (Foreman) was working for a compan y constructing a travel trailer factory. The employee was working on a crew of 5 coworkers installing insulation and metal roofing on the building. The crew wen t down from the roof to have lunch. After lunch, they returned to the roof to co ntinue the installation. The employee came up on the roof and was observed not w earing his harness. He then went to the north side of the building where he was working prior to lunch. He did not put on any fall protection equipment, then he bent over to stretch out the insulation prior installing the metal panel. He ap parently overstepped and placed his foot onto the insulation as he was bending o ver. He then appeared to step to close or over the edge, lost his balance and fe ll forward onto the concrete floor 25 feet below. The employee died from blunt f orce trauma to the head when he hit face first onto the concrete floor.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, concrete floor, construction, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, fracture, harness, head, installing, insulation, lost balance, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situ

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1626391.015 Fatality
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