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Inspection: 303244206 - United Sprinkler Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 4


Inspection Nr: 303244206
Report ID: 0355114
Open Date: 04/13/2000

Site Address:
United Sprinkler Co., Inc.
6531 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/16/2000

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Close Case:09/14/2000

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362308751
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $7,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,875
Current Penalty $5,513 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,513
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 510001 A 08/17/2000 08/21/2000 $613 $875 $0 Y - State Decision  
2. 01002A Serious 510001 A 08/17/2000 08/21/2000 $4,900 $7,000 $0 Y - State Decision  
3. 01002B Serious 19260021 B02 08/17/2000 09/19/2000 $0 $0 $0 Y - State Decision  
4. 01002C Serious 19260452 W06 I 08/17/2000 08/21/2000 $0 $0 $0 Y - State Decision  
5. 01002D Serious 19260501 B04 II 08/17/2000 08/21/2000 $0 $0 $0 Y - State Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200920247
Event: 04/11/2000
Employee Killed In Fall With Motorized Scaffold

On April 11, 2000, Employee #1 was loading a Condor motorized scaffold, model 2532, manufactured by the Calavar Corporation, onto a GM flatbed truck. One scaffold had already been loaded on the right-hand side of the truck bed. According to an eyewitness, Employee #1 was standing on the work platform of the 8 ft long by 2 ft 8 1/2 in. wide scaffold, operating the controls to drive the scaffold onto the truck bed, but the truck was not backed up square to the dock plate of the loading dock. The scaffold was crossing onto the truck bed when its front left wheel fell off of the bed and then the entire scaffold overturned off the left side of the truck bed. Employee #1 fell with the scaffold and was killed.

Keywords:loading, mobile scaffold, work rules, construction, fall, mech mat handling, elevated work plat, flatbed truck, motor vehicle, unstable position

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303244206 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
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