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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1334516.015 - 72600 - Freds Pressure Washing - Painting

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1334516.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/31/2018

72600 - Freds Pressure Washing - Painting
330 Byron Rdnull
Columbia, SC 29209
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 117 Ashbay Roadnull, Columbia, SC 29229

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/29/2018
Close Case:03/24/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1364952    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,475 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,475
Current Penalty $1,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 11/08/2018 12/11/2018 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19261053 B12 11/08/2018 11/20/2018 $2,800 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19261060 A 11/08/2018 12/11/2018 $375 $375 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19260021 B02 11/08/2018 12/11/2018 $1,400 $2,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19261053 B12 11/08/2018 11/20/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004C Serious 19261060 A 11/08/2018 12/11/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108116.015Event: 07/30/2018One Employee Dies From Electrical Shock And One Is Hospitali
At 11:10 a.m. on July 30, 2018, Employee #1 and #2 were painting the exterior wa lls of a condominium. They were using a 40 foot silver aluminum extension ladde r with conductive side rails underneath an overhead power line. The height of t he wall varied from 20.5 feet to 30.5 feet high by 39 feet long. The overhead po wer line was approximately 24 feet above the ground, with a voltage of approxima tely 13.8 kilovolts. Employee #1 and #2 were ready to move the ladder towards th e left rear of the condo, so they extended the ladder to approximately 26 feet, striking the power line. Employee #1 and #2 received an electrical shock and thi rd degree burns to both hands and feet. They were taken to the hospital for trea tment, and Employee #1 died on August 6, 2018.
Keywords: burn, electric shock, extension ladder, overhead power line, painter, struck against
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334516.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported
2 1334516.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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