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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1090551.015 - Serwas Window Cleaning Service, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton

Nr: 1090551.015Report ID: 0521100Open Date: 09/09/2015

Serwas Window Cleaning Service, Llc
631 Hazel St.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 561720/Janitorial Services
Mailing: 1004 S. Main St., Oshkosh, WI 54902

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/03/2016
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:05/24/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1018211    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
Current Penalty $24,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/07/2016 04/04/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/22/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100028 J04 03/07/2016 04/04/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/22/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100132 A 03/07/2016 04/04/2016 $3,000 $4,000 $0 03/22/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100132 F01 03/07/2016 04/25/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/22/2016 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79405.015Event: 09/09/2015Employee Cleaning Windows Falls From Roof And Is Killed
At 1:00 p.m. on September 9, 2015, a 20-year-old male employed by a window cleaning services company fell approximately 58.8 feet to the ground. The employee was performing drop work by cleaning exterior windows of a senior living commercial property. The employee was descending from the Rooftop Rigger and was attached to a safety life line and descent device. The employee had just moved the Rooftop Rigger to a new location in order to clean another row of windows. The Rooftop Rigger was not tied back to a separate anchor point. The counterweights were not utilized prior to the employee going over the edge. A co-worker was working on the row of windows next to the employee, and had briefly seen a glimpse of the top of the roof rigger while cleaning windows. The co-worker then noticed when the employee went to sit in the boatswain's chair, the tip of the roof rigger bent down farther than normal and eventually fell over the side of the building. The employee was able to hold on to the roof edge for a brief period of time before being catapulted to the ground. The employee was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He sustained blunt force injuries of the neck.
Keywords: window washer, fall, roof, scaffold, rigging, counterbalance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1090551.015 Fatality Other Janitors and cleaners

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