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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1482669.015 - Tri-County Welding & Fabrication, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 1482669.015Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 07/09/2020

Tri-County Welding & Fabrication, Llc
147 W Cumberland St.
Martinsville, IL 62442
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238160/Roofing Contractors
Mailing: P.O. Box 137, Arthur, IL 61911

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/11/2020
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:01/13/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1618947    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $17,812 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,812
Current Penalty $13,359 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,359
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/21/2020 10/06/2020 $5,567 $7,422 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260501 B10 09/21/2020 10/21/2020 $7,793 $10,390 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127636.015Event: 07/08/2020Employee Is Killed In Fall From Flat Roof
At 3:30 p.m. on July 8, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a construction company, were removing steel roof panels from the flat roof of a three-story manufacturing building in preparation for installing a new roof. The roof panels measured approximately 1.5 feet wide by 25 feet long. The removal process entailed walking on an aluminum scaffold pick rather than the unsuitable work surface of the roof panels. The two employees were required to use a fall protection system of self-retracting lifelines attached to metal roof swivel anchors, Part Number 390RSA-01, with shock-absorbing lanyards and harnesses, which were provided by the employer. However, when the employees returned to the roof after a lunch break, they did not attach their harnesses to the lifelines. As they lifted a roof panel, one employee at each end of the panel, a gust of wind blew the steel panel onto the employees' legs. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell from the scaffold pick, a total fall height of 35 feet. Employee #1 sustained multiple fractures and blunt force trauma and was killed by the fall.
Keywords: struck by, scaffold pic, anchor, blunt force trauma, dismantling, fall protection, high wind, roof, lost balance, lifeline, fracture, fall, construction, work surface, walking surface, roofer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482669.015 Fatality Fracture Roofers

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