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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $1,650 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,650
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260550 A05 02/23/1993 02/26/1993 $0 $1,650 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19260404 F06 02/23/1993 02/26/1993 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 19260405 G02 IV 02/23/1993 02/26/1993 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170067896 Event: 10/29/1992Employee Injured In Fall Onto Unguarded Rebar
Employee #1 and a coworker were stripping metal forms from poured concrete columns. The forms were 8 ft 8 in. by 2 ft by 1 ft 4 in. and the ribs were 12 in. apart with 2 3/8 in. tread. One column remained to be stripped. Half of the metal form had been removed when Employee #1 decided that he should use a safety belt, and he put one on. He climbed approximately 4 ft up the column form, looped the safety lanyard around the rebar of the column, and proceeded to clip the hook to his safety belt. Thinking it was secure, he let go of the lanyard. The lanyard started to unravel from around the column form and Employee #1 started to fall. He was aware that there were a few unguarded 1/2 in. diameter rebar rods below him and twisted in an attempt to miss them. He impaled his lower back on one and then rolled off onto the ground. He was taken to shock trauma. Employee #1 acknowledged that he had attended safety meetings that covered working over unguarded rebar rods and that the company prohibited the practice. The company expected employees to get protective caps and cover the rebar rods before working above them. On the morning of the incident, all of the rebar rods had been bent over, but had subsequently been pushed into an upright position by Gray & Son when they back-filled against the wall. During a full inspection of the work site on October 22, 1992, no upright rebar rods were found to be uncovered.
Keywords: rebar, impaled, work rules, construction, back, climbing on column, lanyard, fall, fall protection, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119532596 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters

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