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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106316128 - Met-Con, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 106316128Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 05/04/1988

Met-Con, Inc.
8101 World Center Drivee
Orlando, FL 32821
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: 465 Canaveral Groves Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32926

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/20/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/25/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $210 $0 $0 $0 $0 $210
Current Penalty $210 $0 $0 $0 $0 $210
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260500 F01 IV 09/30/1988 10/03/1988 $210 $210 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 601666Event: 04/30/1988Employee Killed In Fall From Balcony
Employee #1, an iron worker supervisor, went up to the east balcony to check on some angle iron that had been improperly fabricated. He was wearing a safety belt but did not tie off when he proceeded beyond the wire guardrails. He apparently tripped on either nails that had been driven into the concrete and bent over or one of the Nelson-type studs sticking up out of the concrete by about one inch. He apparently grabbed an angle that was lying atop the planter supports to catch his balance, but the angle had not been welded or secured to the supports and slid out. The angle fell off the supports followed by Employee #1. He grabbed the lower area of one of the supports and attempted to hold on, but his downward motion apparently swung his lower body up under the balcony and he fell 22 ft 6 in. to the concrete floor. He landed at a flat angle, causing his head to strike the concrete floor. Employee #1 was killed. He had been wearing a hard hat, but it came off his head in the fall.
Keywords: head, iron worker, struck against, construction, tripped, fall, lost balance, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106316128 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, n.e.c.

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