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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102917523 - United Steel Erectors

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 102917523Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 03/09/1988

United Steel Erectors
75 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: 126 Robin Street, P.O. Box 528, Everett, MA 02149

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/03/1988
Close Case:04/13/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901224006 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
Current Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B03 08/30/1988 09/06/1988 $630 $630 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14540595Event: 03/09/1988Construction Employee Injured When Struck By Counterweight
EMPLOYEE #1, A CONSTRUCTION WORKER, WAS LYING IN A PRONE POSITION WITH THE UPPER HALF OF HIS BODY INSIDE AN ELEVATOR SHAFT. HE WAS TRYING TO LOOSEN A STRUCTURAL STEEL BOLT LOCATED BELOW HIM. SUDDENLY THE COUNTERWEIGHT FOR THE SERVICE ELEVATOR CAR DESCENDED AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1, PINNING HIM BETWEEN THE COUNTERWEIGHT AND THE FLOOR EDGE. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.
Keywords: counterbalance, pinned, work rules, construction, lockout, struck by, elevator shaft, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102917523 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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