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Inspection: 1242783 - Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating Co

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 1242783Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 10/16/1985

Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating Co
23rd & S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
Mailing: 4521 W Diversey, Chicago, IL 60639

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/29/1985
Close Case:05/08/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360546063    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
Current Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260102 A01 12/13/1985 12/18/1985 $180 $180 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260351 E 12/13/1985 12/18/1985 $180 $180 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19260021 B02 12/13/1985 12/24/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other 19260051 A01 12/13/1985 12/16/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02003 Other 19260051 F 12/13/1985 12/24/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14212047Event: 10/07/1985Construction Worker Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft
AT 10:10 AM ON OCTOBER 7, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT LOCATED IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS STANDING ON SOME TEMPORARY DECKING ASSISTING ANOTHER IRONWORKER WHO WAS WORKING ON A FLOAT SCAFFOLD IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE OPENING AROUND THE SHAFT WAS PROVIDED WITH A SAFETY RAILING AS PER 1926.750 (B)(1)(III). AS EMPLOYEE #1 LEANED AGAINST THE RAILING, THE ANCHORAGE FOR THE SAFETY LINE, A WASHER WELDED TO A COLUMN, GAVE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 50 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ELEVATOR PIT. CITATIONS WERE RECOMMENDED FOR IMPROPER ANCHORING OF THE LINE AND NOT PROVIDING SAFETY NETS WHEN THE POTENTIAL FALL DISTANCE EXCEEDED 25 FEET.
Keywords: fall protection, elevator shaft, fall, anchor, unsecured, iron worker, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1242783 Occupation Not Listed

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