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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
Current Penalty $375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260304 H01 06/13/2003 06/18/2003 $375 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260307 D01 06/13/2003 06/18/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19260405 G02 IV 06/13/2003 06/18/2003 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202343349 Event: 04/16/2003Three Employees Injured In Stair Collapse
On April 16, 2003, Employees #1, #2, and #3, carpentry contractors, were carrying a 5-ft by 6-ft window with double paned glass down the temporary stairs from the second floor to the first floor. The employees were removing an existing window from the house. A different window was being installed because the homeowner was not satisfied with the window that had been installed in the master bedroom on the second floor. While carrying the window down the temporary stairs, the stairway collapsed under the men. The two employees in the lead were approximately three steps from the landing. The employees fell approximately 12 to 15 ft to the concrete basement floor. Employee #1 received a compressed vertebra and a fractured leg, and Employees #2 and #3 received bruises and contusions from the fall. The employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, stair, collapse, carpenter, construction, fall, vertebra, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305527574 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
2 305527574 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
3 305527574 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Carpenters

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