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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 2819472 - Milco Electric

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 2819472Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 08/20/1985

Milco Electric
8511 Landover Road
Landover, MD 20785
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 4515 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/28/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:10/21/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360615850    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $220 $0 $0 $0 $0 $220
Current Penalty $220 $0 $0 $0 $0 $220
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 890032 A 09/25/1985 11/03/1985 $220 $220 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14298285Event: 08/13/1985Two Employees Injured When Their Aerial Lift Toppled Over
A BATTERY-POWERED ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC SCISSOR-TYPE VERTICAL LIFT PLATFORM WAS BEING USED TO INSTALL CONDUIT ON THE CEILING OF A WAREHOUSE. THE CEILING WAS 20 FEET, SIX INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. TWO APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2, WERE PERFORMING THE WORK. THERE WERE THREE IDENTICAL WARNING DECALS INSTALLED, ONE OF WHICH WAS AT THE FRONT END OF THE PLATFORM HANGING FROM THE TOP GUARDRAIL. THE DECALS STATED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MACHINE WAS NOT TO BE USED UNLESS THE OUTRIGGERS WER EXTENDED AND LOCKED. THE FOREMAN KNEW OF THIS REQUIREMENT AND TESTED THE OUTRIGGERS WHEN THE RENTED UNIT WAS RECEIVED. IT WAS USED FOR TWO DAYS WITHOUT EXTENDING AND LOCKING THE OUTRIGGERS. NEAR THE END OF THE SECOND DAY IT WAS MANUEVERED SO AS TO PLACE ONE OF THE WHEELS IN A DEPRESSION IN THE FLOOR. THIS CAUSED THE LIFT TO TOPPLE FROM A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 14 FEET. THE TWO WORKERS WERE THROWN TO THE FLOOR. ONE EMPLOYEE SUFFERED A BROKEN ARM AND BROKEN LEG. THE OTHER RECEIVED A FRACTURED WRIST AND CRUSHED VERTEBRA.
Keywords: platform, fracture, outrigger, fall, arm, vertebra, work surface, aerial lift, unstable position, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2819472 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices
2 2819472 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices

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