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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4 8
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $14,500 $0 $0 $2,060 $0 $16,560
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $810 $0 $5,310
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 12/13/1995 01/12/1996 $250 $500 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 12/13/1995 01/12/1996 $280 $560 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Other 3202 B 12/13/1995 01/12/1996 $0 $500 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 14308 A 12/13/1995 01/12/1996 $0 $500 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 3203 A02 12/13/1995 12/20/1995 $750 $5,000 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 03001 Other 3282 P02 12/13/1995 12/20/1995 $280 $1,250 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 04001 Serious 3286 A01 12/13/1995 12/20/1995 $750 $1,250 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 05001 Serious 3286 A04 12/13/1995 12/20/1995 $3,000 $7,000 $0 02/22/1996 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170376776 Event: 07/31/1995Employee Injured In Fall From Ninth Story Roof
On July 31, 1995, Employee #1, a window washer for WWC Window Cleaning, was using a boatswain's chair on the roof of a nine-story building without a separate safety line. He fell while attempting to attach the descent device to the working rope from a seated position with his legs over the side. Employee #1 is unsure of exactly what precipitated his fall, but surmises that the latch for the descent device was not properly secured. While he was falling, entangled in the boatswain's chair, Employee #1 grabbed the working rope in his hands and held on, slowing his fall until the pain became too intense to continue holding. He free-fell the remaining two stories, landed on a row of plastic garbage cans that broke his fall, then fell to the pavement. He sustained third-degree rope burns to both hands, bruising of his right shoulder/back, and a lacerated left knee. He was taken by campus police to Alta Bates Hospital, where he received skin grafts, and was released on August 11, 1995.
Keywords: window washer, bosun chair, unsecured, work rules, abrasion, hand, burn, lifeline, rope, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119666576 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Janitors and cleaners

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