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Inspection: 301440657 - Tek Star Plumbing & Mechanical

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty

Nr: 301440657Report ID: 0950411Open Date: 03/22/1999

Tek Star Plumbing & Mechanical
13225 North Eagle Ridge Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
Mailing: 3033 North 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/08/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/21/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 230403 A 07/27/1999 07/30/1999 $3,500 $7,000 $0 08/06/1999 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19261060 A 07/27/1999 07/30/1999 $0 $0 $0 08/06/1999 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201981370Event: 03/22/1999Employee Fell From Ladder And Was Struck By A 4-In Iron Pipe
Employee #1 was working from a 6-ft step ladder installing a 21-ft-long section of 4 in. iron gas pipe in the overhead ceiling support braces at a jobsite. A lag screw anchor used to secure the brace to the ceiling was improperly installed which caused the brace to fail. Both Employee #1 and the pipe fell to the ground. Employee #1 held onto the pipe as it fell and upon impact the pipe struck Employee #1 in the face killing him.
Keywords: anchor, unsecured, stepladder, ladder, construction, fall, pipe, struck by, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301440657 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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