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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303691265 - Home Depot, Inc. #910

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany


Inspection Nr: 303691265
Report ID: 0214200
Date Opened: 06/27/2000

Site Address:
Home Depot, Inc. #910
1055 Paterson Plank Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Mailing Address:
2455 Paces Ferry Rd., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30339

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/11/2000

Emphasis: L:Fall

Case Closed: 02/02/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100021039
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $12,000
Current Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $3,750 $0 $9,000
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 19100026 C02 VII 10/20/2000 10/25/2000 $5,250 $7,000 $0 10/31/2000 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Other 19040008 10/20/2000 10/25/2000 $3,750 $5,000 $0 10/31/2000 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200021947
Event: 06/25/2000
Employee Killed In Fall From Displaced Ladder

Employee #1 was using an A-line type ladder with a spring-loaded first step, which is designed to automatically lock the ladder in place when stepped on. As Employee #1 moved from the ladder onto a steel storage shelf, the ladder moved. He retrieved some steel pipe and was stepping back onto the ladder when he fell approximately 5 ft onto the concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed. At the time of the accident, the spring on the ladder was broken and hanging down from the step.

Keywords:inadequate maint, unsecured, work rules, ladder, equipment failure, fall

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303691265 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
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