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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 105716898 - Milton Painting Company

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 4

Nr: 105716898Report ID: 0355114Open Date: 06/22/1988

Milton Painting Company
4300 Dale Blvd.
Dale City, VA 22193
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
Mailing: 13821 Turnmore Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/22/1988
Close Case:09/27/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360305551    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 510001 A 09/01/1988 09/05/1988 $640 $640 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19260105 A 09/01/1988 09/05/1988 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19260021 B02 09/01/1988 09/08/1988 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 893016Event: 06/22/1988Employee Killed In Fall From Water Tank
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 22, Employee #1 and a coworker were about 160 to 170 feet above the ground painting the top of a water tank. The coworker left the top of the tank to go below and mix paint for another employee, who was painting the tank's underside. When he started mixing the paint, the compressor ran out of gas and stopped running. The coworker was walking down the hill toward the compressor when he saw Employee #1 on the ground, dead. He said that when he left the top of the tank, Employee #1 was painting and was tied off by a piece of 3/4 in. rope that was wrapped around his waist and tied to the top of a ladder at the top of the tank. The coworker said that he had been tied off in the same manner when he was working on the tank.
Keywords: work rules, construction, fall, tie-off, water tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105716898 Fatality Other Painters, construction and maintenance

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