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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $5,750
Current Penalty $1,875 $0 $0 $375 $0 $2,250
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 12/30/1998 01/05/1999 $375 $375 $0 02/02/1999 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3203 A 12/30/1998 01/22/1999 $0 $375 $0 02/02/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3203 A07 C 12/30/1998 01/13/1999 $1,875 $5,000 $0 02/02/1999 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201481314 Event: 07/08/1998Welder Paralyzed When A Fence Falls On Him
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on July 8, 1998, Employee #1 was engaged in a wire fence removal operation. His employer manufactures steel frames for commercial and residential structures. He was working in the eastern section of the warehouse area. Employee #1 used a welding torch and a metal grinder. Of the four sections of the fence, he cut two down. As he attempted to remove the third section, he was unable to pry it from underneath a building that had been constructed within the warehouse area. Employee #1 bent down to see what was wrong. He observed that the plate was still anchored. The next thing the employee could remember was the weight of the fence had fallen on him. Employee #1 was hospitalized. He suffered a broken back, two crushed vertebrae, and is paralyzed from the neck down. Employee #1 is not expected to walk again. No witnesses observed the incident, and it is not evident what exactly caused the incident.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, welder, back, fall, fence, struck by, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125869305 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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