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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $350 $0 $350
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $350 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3286 A04 10/04/1993 06/29/1993 $350 $350 $0 10/21/1993 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170354229 Event: 06/08/1993Employee Washing Windows Falls And Breaks Arms And Legs
ON JUNE 8, 1993, EMPLOYEE #1, A WINDOW WASHER WITH HIGH RISE WINDOW CLEANING INC., WAS WORKING FROM A BOATSWAIN'S CHAIR (BOSUN CHAIR) AND HAD SUPPOSEDLY JUST TIED TWO BOWLINE KNOTS, ONE FOR THE LINE TO THE CHAIR AND THE OTHER TO THE SAFETY LINE ATTACHED TO TWO ROOF EYELETS (ANCHORS). ACCORDING TO EMPLOYEE #1, HE FELL ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER GOING OVER THE ROOF EDGE. HE FELT NO TUG OR JERK FROM THE TWO LINES BECOMING UNDONE, LEADING ONE TO BELIEVE THAT THE TYING-OFF STEP IN THE PROCEDURES WAS OMITTED. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL FOUR STORIES TO SOFT GROUND AND WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR BROKEN ARMS AND LEGS.
Keywords: window washer, fracture, bosun chair, lifeline, work rules, fall, arm, tie-off, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111890000 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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