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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108730128 - Universal Outdoor Advertising

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 108730128Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 05/03/1995

Universal Outdoor Advertising
I294 & Midlothian Turnpike
Crestwood, IL 60445
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
Mailing: 321 North Clark Street Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/26/1995
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:12/08/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $50,000 $50,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B02 10/26/1995 11/07/1995 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Unclass 19260501 B01 10/26/1995 11/01/1995 $50,000 $70,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14357982Event: 05/03/1995Employee Dies After Falling From Sign Catwalk
Employee #1 was removing plywood sign panels from an outdoor advertising sign when he was struck by a panel and fell approximately 65 ft from the sign's catwalk. Employee #1 was wearing a safety harness system with lanyard; however, the lanyard was not attached or tied to the structure. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: panel, work rules, construction, lanyard, catwalk, fall, struck by, advertising sign, falling object, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108730128 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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