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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1461320.015 - Cramer And Associates

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1461320.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 02/06/2020

Cramer And Associates
I-35/80 Bridge Over Des Moines Rivernull
Des Moines, IA 50313
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 3100 Sw Brookside Drnull, Grimes, IA 50111

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/06/2020
Emphasis: S:Fall, S:ScaffoldClose Case:05/13/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $53,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $53,040
Current Penalty $31,824 $0 $0 $0 $0 $31,824
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260451 A06 04/20/2020 $10,608 $10,608 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19260451 G04 I 04/20/2020 $10,608 $10,608 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19260451 G04 VII 04/20/2020 $0 $10,608 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19260451 F07 04/20/2020 $10,608 $10,608 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19260454 B02 04/20/2020 06/05/2020 $0 $10,608 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123792.015Event: 02/06/2020Employee Is Killed In Fall From Scaffold
At 8:00 a.m. on February 6, 2020, an employee was working from a scaffold platfo rm set on top of a bridge pier to work on pouring the concrete for a cap. The sc affold platform included Safway scaffold guardrails with "G" Lock Guardrail Post s that were installed backwards with the locks facing away from the platform. Th e employee began to hoist a three foot by three foot plastic concrete hopper wit h the rope laying on the top guardrail of the scaffold. As the hopper was raised , the top rail came loose and the employee fell approximately twenty feet and wa s killed due to head trauma.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, collapse, concrete, concrete bucket, fall, guardrail, head, hoist, hopper, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1461320.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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