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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303512115 - Roth Neon Sign Co. Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 303512115Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 08/08/2001

Roth Neon Sign Co. Inc.
Route 36, At Fuel Mart Gas Station
Tuscola, IL 61953
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 610, Herrin, IL 62948

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/13/2001
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Construction, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:10/16/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260020 B01 09/14/2001 10/03/2001 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19260021 B02 09/14/2001 10/03/2001 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19260453 B02 V 09/14/2001 09/19/2001 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200270858Event: 08/07/2001Employee Killed In Fall From Aerial Boom Truck
Employee #1 was working from a Skyhook Aerial Crane with a man-basket attached to the end of the boom. Employee #1 was approximately 80 ft in the air cutting brackets that held a sign. Another crane was used to lift the sign once the sign was cut away from its support. The large sign was actually two signs bolted together and held in place by six brackets. Four brackets held the lower sign and two brackets held the upper sign. Employee #1 was going to cut the four lower brackets with an oxy-acetylene torch and then reposition his aerial lift on top to cut the final two brackets. This way Employee #1 would be above the sign when making his last cuts. When the fourth bracket was cut on the lower sign, it became detached from the upper sign and fell striking the aerial lift. Employee #1 was not wearing a harness and was bounced out of the basket and fell 80 ft to the ground. Employee #1 died from injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: safety belt, fall, concussion, aerial lift, crane, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303512115 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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