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Inspection: 2889434 - Professional Window & Housecleaning

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 2889434Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 06/28/1985

Professional Window & Housecleaning
696 Dellwood Place
St Paul, MN 55106
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: 4336 Lyndale Ave N, Mpls, MN 55412

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/28/1985
Close Case:06/02/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360589667    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $325 $0 $0 $0 $0 $325
Current Penalty $325 $0 $0 $0 $0 $325
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 182065302 07/10/1985 07/13/1985 $325 $325 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 689588Event: 06/24/1985Window Washer Fell From Third Floor Window
EMPLOYEE #1, A WINDOW CLEANER EMPLOYED BY PROFESSIONAL WINDOW AND HOUSECLEANING OF MINNEAPOLIS, WAS CLEANING WINDOWS AT THE WILDER RESIDENCE EAST IN ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. THE DATE WAS JUNE 24, 1985. HE WAS WORKING AT THE THIRD FLOOR LEVEL. THE WINDOW HE WAS CLEANING CONSISTED OF A SMALL (APPROXIMATELY 2 FEET BY 2 FEET) OPENABLE WINDOW, LOCATED NEXT TO A LARGER THERMOPANE WINDOW (APPROXIMATELY 3 FEET BY 4 FEET). THE WINDOW CLEANERS NORMALLY OPEN THE SMALL WINDOW AND, STANDING ON A HEATING UNIT INSIDE THE BUILDING, REACH OUTSIDE TO CLEAN THE LARGE WINDOW. THE ONLY WITNESS TO THE ACCIDENT STATED THAT HE THOUGHT THE WINDOW SILL WAS WET AND SLIPPERY. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 REACHED OUT TOO FAR, HE LOST HIS BALANCE AND FELL TO THE STREET. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED A BROKEN VERTEBRA, BROKEN UPPER RIGHT LEG, TWO BROKEN ANKLES, TWO CRUSHED HEELS AND SEVERE FACIAL BRUISES. HE IS CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED AT THE ST. PAUL-RAMSEY HOSPITAL.
Keywords: window washer, fracture, cleaning, slip, fall, slippery surface, face, lost balance, vertebra, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2889434 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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