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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1114358.015 - Reich Installation Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta West

Nr: 1114358.015Report ID: 0418200Open Date: 12/09/2015

Reich Installation Services, Inc.
2000 Anvil Block Road
Forest Park, GA 30297
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: W237 W2920 Woodgate Roadsuite 200, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/06/2016
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:07/18/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $9,800 $112,000 $0 $0 $0 $121,800
Current Penalty $49,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $49,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260451 G03 06/07/2016 06/17/2016 $12,471 $4,900 $0 07/01/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260454 B 06/07/2016 06/17/2016 $12,087 $4,900 $0 07/01/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 19260451 F01 06/07/2016 06/17/2016 $12,471 $56,000 $0 07/01/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02002 Serious 19260451 F03 06/07/2016 06/17/2016 $12,471 $56,000 $0 07/01/2016 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 85719.015Event: 12/08/2015Employee Falls From Swing-Stage Scaffold And Is Killed
At 5:30 p.m. on December 8, 2015, two employees were ascending on a swing-stage scaffold to inspect the I-beam supporting the scaffold system. The Company's Safety Manager asked the employees to ascend on the swing-stage scaffold to inspect and adjust the I-beam supporting the scaffold system. The Safety Manager made the request after they attempted to move the swing-stage scaffold from the ground and one of the I-beam trolleys being used to support the scaffold system and lifelines became stuck. The I-beam supporting the swing-stage scaffold was part of a High Bay Pallet Storage (HBPS) system upper guide rail. The upper guide rail supporting the swing-stage scaffold was designed to keep the HBPS system crane plumbed during operation and not designed as a load bearing I-beam. The upper rail was approximately 76 feet, 9 inches above ground level and consisted of sixteen I-beam sections. Trolley anchors were used to connect the Spider swing-stage scaffold system to the I-beam. The upper guide rail I-beam was connected and supported by cross aisle ties (CATs). It was established during the investigation, the weight of the scaffold system and the I-beam exceeded the CAT's maximum intended load capacity. At the time of the accident, the upper guide rail (I-beam) sections were not connected and had visible gaps between the rail joints. The Safety Manager and scaffold competent person did not perform a visual inspection of the upper guide rail prior to using the scaffold. The rail sections gap increased as a result of the CAT deflection due to the imposed load. The gaps allowed three (3) I-beam rollers to roll off the I-beam causing the employee to fall approximately 40 feet to the next lower level. The employee received multiple internal injuries resulting from a forty (40) foot fall and being struck by the swing-stage scaffold which also fell from a height of approximately forty (40) feet, and was killed. The employee was fatally injured when a Spider swing-stage scaffold fell approximately 40 feet to the next lower level. A second employee was left suspended from his lifeline and suffered minor injuries.
Keywords: structural collapse, scaffold, struck by, fall, rigging, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1114358.015 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers

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