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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 4 6
Current Violations 1 1 4 6
Initial Penalty $22,500 $112,500 $0 $6,125 $0 $141,125
Current Penalty $22,500 $112,500 $0 $6,125 $0 $141,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342(A) 05/09/2022 $5,000 $5,000 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 3203(A)(8) 05/09/2022 06/13/2022 $375 $375 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01003 Other 14001(A) 05/09/2022 06/13/2022 $375 $375 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01004 Other 43000032 A01 05/09/2022 06/13/2022 $375 $375 $0 Z - Issued
  5. 02001 Serious 5157(D)(3)(E) 05/09/2022 05/19/2022 $22,500 $22,500 $0 Z - Issued
  6. 03001 Willful 5157(D)(5)(A) 05/09/2022 05/19/2022 $112,500 $112,500 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 141091.015 Event: 11/12/2021Employee Is Killed During Confined Space Entry
At 10:45 p.m. on November 12, 2021, an employee entered a manway into an overflo w well located in a regenerator, climbed down a scaffold ladder to a location kn own as a "sub deck" to evaluate how much refractory was needed to be removed so a contractor could continue their welding work. The employee attached a retracta ble lanyard to their harness prior to climbing down the ladder. During the desce nt, the employee fell backwards off the ladder, was caught by the fall protectio n, and was unresponsive to coworkers. A coworker called for emergency response a nd a local fire department entered to conduct a rescue of the employee. The empl oyee was removed from the space and the fire department attempted to resuscitate the employee. The fire department was unable to revive the employee called time of death at the worksite.
Keywords: confined space, cpr, descending ladder, emergency response, fall, fall protection, lanyard, scaffold, unresponsive
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1563596.015 Fatality Brickmasons and stonemasons

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