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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $687 $0 $0 $0 $0 $687
Current Penalty $687 $0 $0 $0 $0 $687
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260100 A 04/25/2017 $312 $312 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Serious 19261053 B13 04/25/2017 $375 $375 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 94649.015 Event: 04/10/2017Worker Steadying Ladder Is Struck And Is Injured By Falling
At 2:30 p.m. on April 10, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a const ruction subcontractor at a multiemployer construction project for a commercial b uilding, were removing a light fixture from a roof joist. Employee #1 was stand ing at the base of a Werner 10-foot A-Frame ladder and steadying it. Coworker # 1 was standing on the ladder's top step and reaching up to a height as great as 16 feet to disconnect the 30-pound temporary halogen light fixture. Coworker #1 disconnected the light fixture, but then lost control of the fixture. The fixt ure fell, first striking a ceiling tile framing 9 feet above a concrete floor an d then continuing to fall and striking Employee #1. The light fixture fell appr oximately 16 feet before striking Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated fo r bruises, contusions, and possible nerve damage to the left shoulder and lower neck area.
Keywords: construction, contusion, dismantling, falling object, ladder, lighting fixture, neck, shoulder, struck by, work rules
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1224202.015 Hospitalized injury Electricians

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