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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1261445 - Willkins Insulation

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 1261445Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 10/09/1985

Willkins Insulation
Mc Cormick Place Expansion
Chicago, IL 60616
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: 501 West Carboy Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/29/1985
Close Case:01/07/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360546063    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
Current Penalty $150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260400 A 11/05/1985 11/12/1985 $60 $120 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19260500 B07 11/05/1985 11/14/1985 $90 $360 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19260500 D01 11/05/1985 11/14/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19260025 A 11/05/1985 11/14/1985 $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 1261445 Occupation Not Listed

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