Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309292282 - Alton Steel, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights


Inspection Nr: 309292282
Report ID: 0524530
Open Date: 11/05/2008

Site Address:
Alton Steel, Inc.
#5 Cut Street
Alton, IL 62002

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 331221/Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/17/2009

Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Fall From Height

Close Case:04/06/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361106719
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $17,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,500
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
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 19260020 B02 02/19/2009 02/23/2009 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 19260501 B02 02/19/2009 02/23/2009 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Serious 19100023 C01 02/19/2009 02/23/2009 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19260502 D06 V 02/19/2009 02/23/2009 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200841732
Event: 11/05/2008
Fatal Fall From A Roof

On November 05, 2009, at approximately 9:40 AM, Employees #1 and #2 were performing roofing work on the roof of building #3 at Alton Steel, Inc. The employees were replacing 27.5 in. wide and 10 ft., 6 in. long, 2.5 in. corrugation, light green translucent roof sheets with 35.5 in. by 12 ft. corrugated sheet metal. Both employees were exposed to 40 ft., 7 in. fall hazards from the eave of the roof and an approximate 70 ft. fall hazard through a fiberglass panel that gave way under the weight of the fatality accident victim. Both employees were wearing harnesses; however, neither employee was tied off at the time of the accident. The lifeline was connected by placing a locking type snap hook at the peak of the roof, in such a manner, as to negate the locking mechanism of the snap hook. At the time of the fatality accident, both employees were installing the last piece of corrugated sheet metal. As Employee #1 was screwing in the corrugated sheet metal, Employee #2 was standing beside and a little behind Employee #1, in order to help hold him in place due to the slippery condition of the corrugated sheet metal. Employee #2 slipped and fell backward through a fiberglass panel, which gave way under Employee #2's weight. Employee #2 fell approximately 70 ft. to his death into the interior of the building. Employee #2 landed on a dirt floor, inside the building. Employee #2 died from severe brain trauma.

Keywords:head, roof, fall

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309292282 Fatality Other Painters, construction and maintenance
Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.