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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1367641.015 - 73839 - J M Cope Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1367641.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 12/12/2018

73839 - J M Cope Inc
3595 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, SC 29729
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1541/General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 1069 Bayshore Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/20/2019
Close Case:06/19/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1408118 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,700
Current Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260416 A01 02/27/2019 04/01/2019 $2,100 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19261053 B13 02/27/2019 03/05/2019 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 113375.015Event: 12/12/2018Employee Receives Electrical Shock, Falls From Ten Foot Ladd
At 9:55 a.m. on December 10, 2018, a crew of three employees were assigned by their superintendent to remove the overhead ceiling tiles and brackets. Two employees worked from Werner 10 feet A-frame ladders while the third employee worked on the ground cleaning the removed tiles. After the employees removed the entire overhead tile, they began to remove the brackets. The employees noticed the overhead 4 ft by 2 ft fluorescent lights were being held in by the bracket. The employees decided to remove the overhead lights before removing the brackets. However, all the power to the building was still up and running. While removing the first light, two wires come in contact and tripped all power in building. Building maintenance was contacted to restore power. While the power was off, the employees removed approximately eight (8) overhead lights. Once power was turned back on, Employee #1 took over for another coworker who did not feel comfortable working on the live wires. Employee #1 climbed the 10 feet A-frame ladder, and placed one foot on the top level of the ladder and one foot on the second level of the ladder to reach the wires. Employee #1 came in contact with live electrical wires and fell backwards off the ladder. Employee #1 died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Keywords: fall, ladder, electric shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1367641.015 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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