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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1502401.015 - Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 1502401.015Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 11/10/2020

Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc.
2070 Hwy Z
Pevely, MO 63070
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 2070 Hwy Z, Pevely, MO 63070

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/10/2020
Emphasis: L:Repvehicle, L:XfallelecClose Case:11/08/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1685105    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $21,066 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,066
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L04 III 04/16/2021 05/12/2021 $8,778 $8,778 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260602 C01 VI 04/16/2021 05/12/2021 $12,288 $12,288 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131080.015Event: 11/10/2020Employee Is Killed When Overloaded Forklift Falls Off Bridge
At 8:00 a.m. on November 10, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers were engaged in a b ridge renovation. Employee #1 was operating a Genie GTH-636 Telehandler Forklif t with a Dallas Star Industries Lift and Tow Model 1390B attachment. It was bei ng used to lift 50 steel sheets of Safe Span Bridge Platform System decking. Wi th the additional weight of the Lift and Tow attachment and attaching hardware i n four 5-gallon buckets, the forklift was lifting a total weight of 3,195 pounds . The materials were being lifted from under the bridge up onto the road deck. The load initially rose and then suddenly fell, jolting the Safe Span materials , which slid off the side and fell to the ground. The forklift with Employee #1 at the controls was pulled off the bridge and also fell, a fall height of 80 fe et. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was killed. The s ubsequent investigation determined that the forklift, a rental, was being operat ed with a load that exceeded the load chart.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, bridge, bridge deck, construction, decking panel, equipment operator, fall, fall protection, falling object, forklift, lift operator , maintenance, material handling, metal decking, overloaded, p
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1502401.015 Fatality

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