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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1189307.015 - P. S. Bruckel, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 1189307.015Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 11/04/2016

P. S. Bruckel, Inc.
Route 149 Bridge Over Champlain Canal
Fort Ann, NY 12827
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 2697 Lakeville Rd., Avon, NY 14414

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/04/2016
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:HighwayClose Case:02/12/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1153069    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $64,644 $0 $0 $0 $0 $64,644
Current Penalty $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $50,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260106 A 04/28/2017 05/25/2018 $12,675 $12,675 $0 05/23/2017 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260106 D 04/28/2017 05/04/2017 $0 $12,675 $0 05/23/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260451 G01 I 04/28/2017 05/25/2018 $12,675 $12,675 $0 05/23/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260502 D06 V 04/28/2017 05/25/2018 $8,873 $8,873 $0 05/23/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005A Serious 19260502 D16 III 04/28/2017 05/25/2018 $15,777 $8,873 $0 05/23/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01005B Serious 19260502 D21 04/28/2017 05/25/2018 $0 $8,873 $0 05/23/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 90331.015Event: 11/04/2016Employee Falls Into Canal And Drowns When Scaffold Collapses
At 11:39 a.m. on November 4, 2016, an employee was part of a group of employees dismantling the cantilever scaffolding and removing the decking. The scaffold partially collapsed when 2 steel "belly" cables snapped causing the employee to fall into the canal located below the scaffold decking. The employee was asphyxiated from drowning. A harness and lanyard was being worn but were not tied off to any anchor point.
Keywords: asphyxiated, fall protection, scaffold, fall, broken cable, drowning, elevated work platform
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1189307.015 Fatality Asphyxia Painters, construction and maintenance

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