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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303931661 - Escobar Roofing

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta West


Inspection Nr: 303931661
Report ID: 0418200
Open Date: 02/06/2001

Site Address:
Escobar Roofing
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

Mailing Address:
2935 Spitwood Dr, Snellville, GA 30078

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/07/2001

Emphasis: S:Construction Fatalities

Close Case:09/15/2003

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100201102
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
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. 01001A Serious 19260059 E01 04/06/2001 05/23/2001 $1,400 $1,400 $0 -  
2. 01001B Serious 19260059 G08 04/06/2001 05/23/2001 $0 $0 $0 -  
3. 01001C Serious 19260059 H01 04/06/2001 05/23/2001 $0 $0 $0 -  
4. 01002A Serious 19260501 B03 04/06/2001 04/11/2001 $4,900 $4,900 $0 -  
5. 01002B Serious 19260501 B10 04/06/2001 04/11/2001 $0 $0 $0 -  
6. 02001 Other 19260503 B01 04/06/2001 05/23/2001 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200201291
Event: 01/22/2001
Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2001, five employees of a roofing company were working on the roof of a municipal building. No guardrail systems, safety net system or personal fall arrest systems were being used. The working surface is a flat roof with an 18-in. parapet wall surrounding three sides. The roof has three sides that expose employees to a fall of approximately 32 ft to the ground, and one side that connects with the existing old roof which has a 39-in. parapet wall encircling it. Coworkers #1 through #3 were on the southwest side of the roof and were not involved in the accident so they will not be discussed. Coworker #4 and Employee #1 were on the northwest side of the roof where the accident occurred. Coworker #4 was changing mops to spread asphalt while Employee #1 was hoisting bundles of insulation onto the roof using a small gas powered Smith hoist. Coworker #4 heard a scream and looked up to see Employee #1 loosening a knot in the hoist cable when he apparently lost his balance and fell from the roof. Employee #1 died fifteen days later due to complications from blunt head trauma sustained in the fall.

Keywords:head, roofer, lost balance, roof, fall, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303931661 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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