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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 428991.015 - High Ball Erectors, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Denver


Inspection Nr: 428991.015
Report ID: 0830500
Open Date: 05/08/2012

Site Address:
High Ball Erectors, Llc
4743 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

Mailing Address:
Po Box 114, Dacono, CO 80514

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/31/2012

Emphasis: L:Fall

Close Case:05/17/2013

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 341840
Inspection 429331 Yes
Inspection 429371 Yes
Inspection 559002 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $1,700 $0 $4,500
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 Other 19260752 B 10/31/2012 11/21/2012 $1,700 $1,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260754 A 10/31/2012 11/21/2012 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 32315.015
Event: 05/08/2012
One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Collapse Of Structure Un

At 12:15 p.m. on May 8, 2012, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working as ironworke rs for a firm in the commercial and institutional building construction industry . Employees #1, #2, and #3 were doing addition, renovation, or alteration of a p roperty. Workers for the firm, had begun erecting an entrance canopy that mornin g. When the incident occurred, Employees #1 and #2 were standing on top of separ ate horizontal beams connecting steel joists that were being flown in by a boom truck. Employee #3 was welding from a ladder on the third column to the east, an d the structure became unstable and fell. Employee #1, was working on top of the horizontal beams, and became pinned by the structure after the collapse. Employ ee #1 was killed and the coroner classified the nature of his injury as an inter nal decapitation. Employee #2, was standing on top of another horizontal beam, a nd he was thrown off. Employee #2 sustained serious unspecified injuries. Employ ee #3, was working from the ladder and sustained injuries to one of his hands. E mployees #2 and #3 were hospitalized for their injuries.

Keywords:boom truck, collapse, construction, decapitated, fall, falling object, hand, iron worker, joist, pinned, steel beam, steel column, steel erection, welding

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 428991.015 Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker
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