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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1317533.015 - 72460 - John Thomas Roofing

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1317533.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 05/08/2018

72460 - John Thomas Roofing
93 Bird Foot Rd
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
NAICS: 238160/Roofing Contractors
Mailing: 223 Ball Park Rd, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/17/2018
Close Case:08/05/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1335411    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19261053 B06 10/30/2018 11/05/2018 $500 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 105789.015Event: 05/06/2018One Employee Is Injured And Another Killed In 30 Foot Fall F
On May 6, 2018, Employee #1 and #2 were inspecting the roof of a two story, 4,800 square foot, house requiring replacement. The two employees carried an aluminum 20 foot extension ladder and a 25 foot fiberglass extension ladder to the back of the house. The fiberglass ladder was placed on the first landing of a wooden staircase that went up six feet and split off into a left and right side. The ladder leaned against the left side of an enclosed porch that had a flat roof on top. Employee #2 climbed to the top of the flat roof with shingles, while Employee #1 handed him the aluminum ladder that was placed on the porch roof and leaned against the top portion of the house. Employee #1 then held the aluminum ladder as Employee #2 climbed the ladder with a tape measure in his left hand. As Employee #2 was climbing the ladder and was approximately 30 feet above the ground, the ladder slipped from under Employee #2. Both Employee #1 and #2 fell; Employee #1 landed on the ground, approximately seven feet away from the house, and Employee #2 landed on the staircase. Employee #1 suffered blunt force trauma to his torso and liver trunk, resulting in his death. Employee #2 sustained injury to his head, spinal cord, elbow, and nose, which he was hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: spine, crushed, fall, fall protection, ladder, liver, nose, roof, head, fracture, elbow, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1317533.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 1317533.015 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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