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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $525 $0 $2,025
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 1509 A 01/11/1996 02/13/1996 $0 $300 $0 02/26/1996 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3277 J02 01/11/1996 02/13/1996 $0 $225 $0 02/26/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 02001 Serious 1670 A 01/11/1996 01/18/1996 $2,500 $1,500 $0 02/26/1996 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170611826 Event: 10/24/1995Employee Killed In Fall From Catwalk
At approximately 6:10 a.m., Employee #1 and a coworker, both iron workers at High Desert Fabricators, were retrieving welding lead left on a 45 ft high catwalk inside the south side of Building #301, Site 3, A.F. Plant #42. At 6:30 a.m., Employee #1 was kneeling under the top rail to lower welding lead from the catwalk surface when he fell to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to Lancaster Community Hospital, where he died of massive internal injuries. The catwalk had a top rail of cable wire 42 in. above its surface, but subsequent inspection revealed no midrail. Employee #1, a foreman and site safety officer, and the coworker were not using any fall protection.
Keywords: iron worker, work rules, construction, catwalk, fall, fall protection, midrail
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125982173 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers

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