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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1261411 - Griffin Dewatering

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 1261411Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 10/09/1985

Griffin Dewatering
Mc Cormick Place Expansion
Chicago, IL 60616
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3450 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 00000

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/29/1985
Close Case:10/31/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360546063    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14377063Event: 10/07/1985Construction Employee Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft
ON OCTOBER 7, 1985, AT 10:10 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 FELL DOWN AN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EMPLOYEE #1, AN IRONWORKER, WAS STANDING ON TEMPORARY DECKING ASSISTING ANOTHER IRONWORKER. THE OTHER IRONWORKER WAS WORKING ON A FLOAT SCAFFOLD IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. THE OPENING AROUND THE SHAFT WAS GUARDED BY A SAFETY RAILING AS REQUIRED BY 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. THE SAFETY LINE WAS IMPROPERLY ANCHORED. NO SAFETY NET WAS PROVIDED EVEN THOUGH THE POTENTIAL FALL DISTANCE EXCEEDED 25 FEET.
Keywords: guardrail, lifeline, elevator shaft, fall, scaffold, anchor, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1261411 Occupation Not Listed

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