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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260703 D01 05/30/1997 06/05/1997 $4,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14408140 Event: 02/21/1997One Killed, One Injured When Steel Column Overturns
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on February 21, 1997, Employees #1 and #2 and coworkers were using a crane to place a 64 ft tall by 9 ft in diameter steel reinforcing column. Employee #1 was situated 57 ft up on the inside of the column; his job was to unhook the crane from the column. Employee #2 was located 25 ft up on the north side of the column, interconnecting the column to the reinforcing rods that protruded from the foundation onto which the column had been set. Guy wires were in place and secured to concrete blocks. Several minutes after Employee #1 disconnected the column from the crane, the column fell over in a westerly direction. Employee #1 died of head injuries and Employee #2 suffered a broken hand. The primary causal factor was improper engineering calculations.
Keywords: erection process, fracture, head, unsecured, work rules, construction, steel column, fall, hand, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116266206 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 116266206 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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