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Inspection: 1495724.015 - Preload, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 1495724.015Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 10/05/2020

Preload, Llc
4300 Alma Lane
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 4000 Tower Road, Louisville, KY 40219

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/31/2021
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1668595 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $73,728 $0 $0 $0 $0 $73,728
Current Penalty $73,728 $0 $0 $0 $0 $73,728
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260451 F03 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19260452 W02 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Serious 19260452 W05 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 C - Contested
  4. 01004 Serious 19260452 W06 I 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 C - Contested
  5. 01005 Serious 19260452 W06 II 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 C - Contested
  6. 01006 Serious 19260454 B02 03/31/2021 04/26/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 04/27/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130038.015Event: 10/05/2020One Employee Is Killed, Four Are Injured When Scaffold Tips
At 8:00 a.m. on October 5, 2020, Employee #1 and four coworkers including a fore man, employed by a construction company specializing in concrete tanks, were pai nting interior joints of a two million gallon water storage tank. They were wor king from a scaffold mounted on an employer-fabricated rolling base. As the cow orkers attempted to move the scaffold, one of the scaffold wheels slipped into a 9-inch deep hole in the concrete floor. The scaffold tipped over. Employee #1 fell 30 feet to the concrete surface, sustained blunt force traumatic injuries, and was killed. His four coworkers fell from lower levels of the scaffold. Th e coworkers received treatment for their injuries, but none required hospitaliza tion.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, floor hole, mobile scaffold, paint, painter, scaffold, scaffold collapse, storage tank, tower, water tank, wheel
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1495724.015 Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance

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