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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,288 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,288
Current Penalty $8,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19261053 B10 01/29/2021 02/09/2021 $8,750 $12,288 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131583.015 Event: 12/08/2020Employee Dies After Fall From Ladder
At 10:15 a.m. on December 8, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was installing a platform and staircase for emergency access/egress at a com mercial building. He was working from an extension ladder leaned against a 6-in ch wide vertical steel column, with the two rails not supported equally and no s ingle support attachment. Employee #1 was drilling holes under the surface of t he horizontal steel platform when the drill became caught and hung up, which cau sed the drill to spin. The spinning drill struck the employee in the head and k nocked him off the ladder. The employee fell, a fall height of 10 feet, and str uck the concrete surface. The employee was transported to the hospital and admi tted for treatment of blunt force traumatic head injuries. Employee #1 died at the hospital.
Keywords: access/egress, blunt force trauma, caught by, construction, drill, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, head, installing, leaning over, platform, stair, stair landing, struck by, unsecured, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1505787.015 Fatality Construction laborers

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