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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1626761 - Heaton Erecting Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 1626761Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 04/03/1984

Heaton Erecting Inc
1275 Peachtree Ave
Atlanta, GA 30309
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: Po Box 1005, Forest Park, GA 30050

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/10/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/27/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360564769    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
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
  1. 01001A Serious 19260451 E10 04/20/1984 04/23/1984 $0 $630 $0 05/08/1984 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01001B Serious 19260451 E04 04/20/1984 04/23/1984 $0 $0 $0 05/08/1984 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14541841Event: 04/02/1984Fall From Scaffold
ON APRIL 2, 1984, AT ABOUT 3:25 P.M. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PREPARING TO DISMOUNT A MANUALLY PROPELLED MOBILE SCAFFOLD. THE SCAFFOLD WAS STANDING ADJACENT TO THE FOURTH FLOOR PERIMETER OF A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE EMPLOYEE LOST HIS BALANCE AND FELL ABOUT 44 FEET TO THE GROUND BELOW. HE HAD JUST FINISHED WELDING BRACES TO PRESTRESSED CONCRETE PANELS AT THE CEILING LEVEL OF THE PERIMETER. THE SCAFFOLD DID NOT HAVE ANY GUARDRAILS AND THE PLATFORM WAS NOT TIGHTLY PLANKED TO THE FULL WIDTH OF THE SCAFFOLD. HE DIED OF INJURIES TO THE HEAD, NECK, CHEST, LEFT LEG AND INTERNAL INJURIES AT THE HOSPITAL.
Keywords: guardrail, mobile scaffold, construction, fall, fall protection, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1626761 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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