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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302939897 - Vph Mechanical Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Manhattan

Nr: 302939897Report ID: 0215000Open Date: 02/07/2000

Vph Mechanical Corp.
1 World Trade Center, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10048
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
Mailing: 152-16 84th Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/27/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/28/2000
Emphasis: S:Construction

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $1,500 $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 5A0001 07/28/2000 08/05/2000 $2,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260021 B02 07/28/2000 08/05/2000 $500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19260350 A01 07/28/2000 08/05/2000 $500 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 19260350 A07 07/28/2000 08/05/2000 $500 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200851533Event: 02/07/2000Employee Killed When Machine Falls Off Hydraulic Jack
Employees #1 and three coworkers, all steamfitters, were installing a heat exchanger. They were using a hydraulic jack to raise the machine to attach a metal plate on the base of the it. As they were working, the heat exchanger fell over on them, crushing and killing Employee #1. One coworker suffered leg factures and the other two were treated at the hospital for trauma and then released.
Keywords: installing, hydraulic jack, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, heat exchanger, struck by, falling object, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302939897 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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