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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 109919498 - Ace Sign And Rigging Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Manhattan

Nr: 109919498Report ID: 0215000Open Date: 03/07/1996

Ace Sign And Rigging Corp.
24-30 Thompson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11278
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7389/Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 102 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10454

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/11/1996
Close Case:08/05/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,750
Current Penalty $4,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,725
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 07/11/1996 07/16/1996 $1,050 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100027 D03 07/11/1996 08/05/1996 $525 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100027 D05 07/11/1996 07/16/1996 $1,050 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100132 A 07/11/1996 07/16/1996 $1,050 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100132 F01 I 07/11/1996 07/16/1996 $1,050 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200850147Event: 02/28/1996Employee Killed In Fall From Billboard Platform
At 12:50 p.m. on February 28, 1995, Employee #1, a sign hanger for Ace Sign and Rigging Corporation since November 14, 1994, was working on the main platform of a billboard in Brooklyn, New York. He was folding out a billboard stretch face covering when he misjudged the distance and walked backward off the platform, falling 65 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was killed. The platform had no guardrail, and Employee #1 did not have his safety lanyard hooked up to a safety cable. The employer was cited for failure to have railings on the platform, and failure to train workers and ensure they used personal fall protection equipment, such as a safety harness.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, safety belt, fall, walking backward, advertising sign, elevated work plat, tie-off, untrained, work platform
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109919498 Fatality Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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