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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 114820053 - Custom Drywall Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Cnst

Nr: 114820053Report ID: 0552651Open Date: 12/29/1993

Custom Drywall Inc
Lot 215 Squirrel Hill St
Troy, MI 48084
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1742/Plastering, Drywall, Acoustical, and Insulation Work
Mailing: 11179 Hall Rd, Utica, MI 48317

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/11/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/06/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,000 $0 $1,200 $0 $0 $3,200
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $1,200 $0 $0 $3,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4084172511 01/31/1994 02/03/1994 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 4084011501 01/31/1994 02/03/1994 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  3. 02001 Repeat 4084011401 01/31/1994 02/03/1994 $1,200 $1,200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170210769Event: 12/27/1993Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Cord Set
A drywall finisher was working alone, using his own tools to perform his normal work. He was using an electric drill with a paddle attachment (to mix drywall compound), a submersible water heater, and an ungrounded extension cord set that was apparently of the job-made type. The cord set had a 4-inch-square electrical box with two duplex receptacles on one end and was plugged into a 120-volt permanent outlet at the other end. (The permanent outlet was not protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter.) The receptacles on the cord set were in disrepair. The employee, who was in the habit of starting about 7:00 AM in the morning, was found lying on the kitchen floor between 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Emergency medical services were called, and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation was initiated (and continued by the responding emergency medical personnel) to no avail. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be electrocution.
Keywords: e gi v, receptacle, electrical, cpr, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding, electric drill
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 114820053 Fatality Electric Shock Drywall installers

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