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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303817431 - Cb&I Constructors Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 303817431Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 12/26/2002

Cb&I Constructors Inc.
Memorial Drive
Smithton, IL 62285
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 562910/Remediation Services
Mailing: 24137 111th Street, Plainfield, IL 60544

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/24/2003
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Construction, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:11/18/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $11,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B02 06/24/2003 06/30/2003 $4,000 $7,000 $0 07/21/2003 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19261051 B 06/24/2003 06/30/2003 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200840817Event: 12/24/2002Employee Killed In Fall From Water Tower
On December 24, 2002, Employee #1 climbed a permanent fixed ladder inside a newly constructed elevated water tower. He reached the level just below the water storage unit and was observed at the manhole opening at approximately 137-ft-height. Another employee saw him fall and heard him yell as he fell inside the structure to the base. Employee #1 landed on the dirt floor inside the tower. The ladder fall protection system had not been installed on fixed ladder. However, each employee was issued his own personal fall arrest equipment. Employee #1 was found without any harness. He had suffered severe blunt trauma to the head and abdomen and died at the scene of the accident.
Keywords: fixed ladder, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303817431 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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