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Inspection: 115040396 - Superior Light & Sign Maintenance Of Iowa, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 115040396Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 11/22/1991

Superior Light & Sign Maintenance Of Iowa, Inc.
Coastal Mart Station, I-80 Exit 201
Brooklyn, IA 52211
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: 7934 University, Des Moines, IA 50325

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/06/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/04/1992
Emphasis: L:Fall

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360201602    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $1,300 $0 $8,800
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $4,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 880004 01/23/1992 01/26/1992 $800 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 880004 01/23/1992 01/26/1992 $800 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 880004 01/23/1992 01/26/1992 $800 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 880004 01/23/1992 01/26/1992 $800 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100067 C02 V 01/23/1992 01/26/1992 $800 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 30001 01/23/1992 01/26/1992 $150 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02002 Other 40008 01/23/1992 01/26/1992 $600 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14453898Event: 11/18/1991Employee Dies In Fall From Aerial Lift While Repairing Sign
At approximately 4:20 p.m. on November 19, 1991, Employee #1 was repairing defective lighting on a Coastal Mart service station sign. The employee was working from an aerial device approximately 20 ft above ground level when the boom suddenly snapped at its base and the work platform fell. The sudden unexpected drop caused Employee #1 to fall to the bed of the truck. Employee #1 suffered massive internal injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Keywords: repair, boom, equipment failure, fall, advertising sign, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115040396 Fatality Fracture Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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