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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,375
Current Penalty $700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 50104 A 07/25/1994 07/28/1994 $700 $1,375 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14479620 Event: 05/27/1994Employee Falls From Boatswain'S Chair
Employee #1, of Extra Clean, Inc., a window cleaning company, was cleaning a third story window. He was positioning himself on a two foot ledge from a boatswain's chair with a Sky Genie descent control device (manufactured by Descent Control Inc., of Fort Smith, AR) and a lifeline, which was affixed, with the chair support ropes, by a knot to the leg of an air conditioning unit on the roof. The employee fell more than 24 ft from the ledge to the ground. Employee #1 sustained bruises and contusions. The manual descent control device requires the constant application of pressure to control the speed of the descent. The fall eliminated the pressure on the control device, causing a rapid descent. Employee #1 was wearing a lower body harness and a locking device for the attached lifeline. The lifeline appeared to have broken.
Keywords: window washer, bosun chair, lifeline, cleaning, equipment failure, fall, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119595130 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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