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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
Current Penalty $240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $240
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260500 B04 09/22/1988 09/28/1988 $240 $240 $0 10/04/1988 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02001 Other 7B0308 09/22/1988 09/28/1988 $0 $0 $0 10/04/1988 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14251474 Event: 03/22/1988Employee Killed In Fall Through Unguarded Skylight
Employee #1, of a painting maintenance company, was cleaning and repainting the roof of a trucking concern. The roof was 120 ft by 100 ft and had 10 ft by 3 ft skylights installed throughout. The skylights were not guarded by standard guardrails or by a cover while the employees worked on the roof. When Employee #1 had finished washing the roof on the north side of the building with water and a brush, he picked up two 5 gallon buckets, one of which was empty, and said he was going to take them down the ladder. Apparently distracted by a plane flying overhead, Employee #1 looked up, then stepped onto the skylight. He fell 23 ft to a concrete floor and died of blunt trauma.
Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, roof opening, painter, unguarded, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18567263 Fatality Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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