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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2819472 - Milco Electric

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

 

Inspection Nr: 2819472
Report ID: 0352440
Open Date: 08/20/1985

Site Address:
Milco Electric
8511 Landover Road
Landover, MD 20785

Mailing Address:
4515 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:1731

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/28/1985

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis:

Close Case:10/21/1985


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360615850
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $220 $0 $0 $0 $0 $220
Current Penalty $220 $0 $0 $0 $0 $220
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 890032 A 09/25/1985 11/03/1985 $220 $220 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14298285
Event: 08/13/1985
Two Employees Injured When Their Aerial Lift Toppled Over

A BATTERY-POWERED ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC SCISSOR-TYPE VERTICAL LIFT PLATFORM WAS BEING USED TO INSTALL CONDUIT ON THE CEILING OF A WAREHOUSE. THE CEILING WAS 20 FEET, SIX INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. TWO APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2, WERE PERFORMING THE WORK. THERE WERE THREE IDENTICAL WARNING DECALS INSTALLED, ONE OF WHICH WAS AT THE FRONT END OF THE PLATFORM HANGING FROM THE TOP GUARDRAIL. THE DECALS STATED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MACHINE WAS NOT TO BE USED UNLESS THE OUTRIGGERS WER EXTENDED AND LOCKED. THE FOREMAN KNEW OF THIS REQUIREMENT AND TESTED THE OUTRIGGERS WHEN THE RENTED UNIT WAS RECEIVED. IT WAS USED FOR TWO DAYS WITHOUT EXTENDING AND LOCKING THE OUTRIGGERS. NEAR THE END OF THE SECOND DAY IT WAS MANUEVERED SO AS TO PLACE ONE OF THE WHEELS IN A DEPRESSION IN THE FLOOR. THIS CAUSED THE LIFT TO TOPPLE FROM A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 14 FEET. THE TWO WORKERS WERE THROWN TO THE FLOOR. ONE EMPLOYEE SUFFERED A BROKEN ARM AND BROKEN LEG. THE OTHER RECEIVED A FRACTURED WRIST AND CRUSHED VERTEBRA.

Keywords:platform, fracture, outrigger, fall, arm, vertebra, work surface, aerial lift, unstable position, wrist

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2819472 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices
2 2819472 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices
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