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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

SIC:3312

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
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