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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315713503 - Showpay Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa


Inspection Nr: 315713503
Report ID: 0420600
Open Date: 05/05/2011

Site Address:
Showpay Llc
Old Amway Arena
Orlando, FL 32821

Mailing Address:
200 Business Park Dr., Armonk, NY 10504

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561320/Temporary Help Services

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/02/2011

Emphasis: L:Forklift, S:Powered Ind Vehicle, S:Struck-By

Close Case:11/04/2011

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102678786
Complaint 208369249 Yes

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202567624
Event: 05/03/2011
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Lighting Trusses

On May 3, 2011, Employee #1, who was employed by Showpay, LLC, a staffing agency owned by Professional Resource Group (PRG), was collecting lighting equipment, along with three other employees. PRG had leased lighting equipment to Cirque Du Soleil, who was practicing for their new road show known as Zarkana. Cirque Du Soleil finished after nine weeks of practice and called PRG to pick up their lighting equipment. PRG phoned Showpay and requested that four employees meet them at the Amway Arena to pack up and load the lighting equipment. A representative from Cirque Du Soleil met the work crew, and the four employees began loading stacked lighting trusses onto the forks of a forklift. As the load was being raised, the lighting trusses began to fall, and Employee #1 reached to try and prevent the load from falling. The load fell off the forks, struck Employee #1, and killed her. During the opening conference with the investigator, PRG's representative, Ed Foulke, informed the investigator that Employee #1 was an independent contractor. The investigator requested a contract or any paperwork indicating Employee #1's contractor status. After substantial delay, Mr. Foulke phoned the investigator to apologize and stated that Employee #1 was indeed an employee of Showpay, LLC.

Keywords:truss, dismantling, industrial truck, lighting, struck by, falling object, unstable load

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315713503 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
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