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Inspection: 101025633 - K - Five Construction Co

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 101025633Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 10/08/1985

K - Five Construction Co
2300 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
Mailing: 1801 Main St, Lemont, IL 60439

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/10/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/11/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360546063    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14212047Event: 10/07/1985Construction Worker Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft
AT 10:10 AM ON OCTOBER 7, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT LOCATED IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS STANDING ON SOME TEMPORARY DECKING ASSISTING ANOTHER IRONWORKER WHO WAS WORKING ON A FLOAT SCAFFOLD IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE OPENING AROUND THE SHAFT WAS PROVIDED WITH A SAFETY RAILING AS PER 1926.750 (B)(1)(III). AS EMPLOYEE #1 LEANED AGAINST THE RAILING, THE ANCHORAGE FOR THE SAFETY LINE, A WASHER WELDED TO A COLUMN, GAVE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 50 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ELEVATOR PIT. CITATIONS WERE RECOMMENDED FOR IMPROPER ANCHORING OF THE LINE AND NOT PROVIDING SAFETY NETS WHEN THE POTENTIAL FALL DISTANCE EXCEEDED 25 FEET.
Keywords: fall protection, elevator shaft, fall, anchor, unsecured, iron worker, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101025633 Occupation Not Listed

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