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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1067578 - Watertrol, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 1067578Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 04/03/1985

Watertrol, Inc.
4507 Hudson Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1741/Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work
Mailing: P. O. Box L63, Cranford, NJ 07016

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/30/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/15/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360662860    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
Current Penalty $0 $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Willful 19260451 I08 06/03/1985 06/06/1985 $3,000 $6,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Willful 19260028 A 06/03/1985 06/06/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14307342Event: 04/02/1985Fall From Scaffold
ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1985, EMPLOYEES #1 & 2 (WATERPROOFERS BY TRADE) WERE WORKING WITH HAND AND POWER TOOLS TO REMOVE BRICK AND TERRACOTTA. THEY WERE PREPARING TO REPLACE WINDOW LINTELS ON THE THIRD FLOOR UPPER WINDOW EXTERIOR OF A 3 1/2 STORY SCHOOL BUILDING. THEY WERE WORKING OFF A 32' X 28" ALUMINUM BED, WIRE ROPE CONNECTED, ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVEN TWO POINT SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD (COUNTER WEIGHTED). THE OUTRIGGERS WERE ROOF MOUNTED ON SINGLE STATE CARPENTER SCAFFOLD FRAMES. THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCAFFOLD LET GO AND FELL. THE RIGHT SIDE WAS HELD BY ITS RIGGING. THE TWO EMPLOYEES FELL APPROXIMATELY 40 FEET FROM THE SCAFFOLD TO THE GROUND. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS IMPALED ON A METAL PICKET FENCE. EMPLOYEE #2 LANDED ON THE SIDEWALK. HE RECEIVED MULTIPLE FRACTURES AND A CRUSHED HIP AND PELVIS. HE IS EXPECTED TO BE HOSPITALIZED FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MONTHS. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DEAD ON ARRIVAL AT THE HOSPITAL. THE ROOF RIGGING AND FRAME WERE PULLED TO THE GROUND, SEVERING THE ROPE TIE BACKS. NO SAFETY BELTS WERE BEING USED BY THE EMPLOYEES AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. INDEPENDENT SAFETY LINES WERE INSTALLED.
Keywords: fracture, lifeline, collapse, impaled, safety belt, two pt susp scaffold, pelvis, fall, hip, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1067578 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 1067578 Fatality Puncture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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