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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109146357 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 109146357Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 09/08/2000

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
2707 Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 31707
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5311/Department Stores

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/08/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/27/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200902500 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
Current Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100026 C01 12/08/2000 12/13/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100026 C02 VII 12/08/2000 12/13/2000 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200900777Event: 09/07/2000Employee Killed In Fall With Stepladder
On September 7, 2000, Employee #1 was using a 7 ft stepladder to retrieve a bicycle from a hanging rack. A coworker who was watching him remove the bicycle saw the load shift and the ladder begin to fail. The coworker tried to hold the ladder but could not stop it from collapsing. The ladder overturned and Employee #1 fell, striking his head as he landed. He lost consciousness and remained in a coma and on life support until his death on September 13, 2000. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was standing above the maximum height recommended by the manufacturer.
Keywords: head, unconsciousness, collapse, stepladder, work rules, ladder, load shift, fall, overturn, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109146357 Fatality Concussion Sales workers, other commodities

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