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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120601976 - R M Towill Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Hawaii

Nr: 120601976Report ID: 0951510Open Date: 05/19/1995

R M Towill Corp
86-100 Farrington Hwy
Waianae, HI 96792
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8742/Management Consulting Services
Mailing: 420 Waiakamilo Rd #411, Honolulu, HI 96817

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/06/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/14/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,100
Current Penalty $1,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1100002 B01 A 07/13/1995 08/15/1995 $1,100 $1,100 $0 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 886945Event: 05/09/1995Employee Killed In Fall From Ladder
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on May 9, 1995, Employee #1 dropped a personal notebook into a weir wall trough located 7 ft below the top edge of an 18 ft deep clarifier tank. He then traveled 23 ft to an extendable ladder that was tie wired approximately 5 ft above the clarifier floor in order to facilitate adjustments to the clarifier rake arm clearance. When Employee #1 climbed onto the ladder to access the weir wall trough, the weight of the ladder and Employee #1 exceeded the tie wire's limits and it gave way. Employee #1 and the ladder dropped 5 ft, then the base of the ladder began to slide toward the center of the tank. The clarifier floor is sloped to its center 3 ft per 42 ft run. Employee #1 fell 3 to 8 ft from the ladder and landed on the tank's concrete floor on his left side. He was killed.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, ladder, overloaded, tie wire, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120601976 Fatality Fracture Construction inspectors

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